Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Susan Cohen, Vice President for Public Policy

Susan Cohen joined the Guttmacher Institute in 1978 and is currently Vice President for Public Policy. She directs the Institute’s public policy efforts with an emphasis on U.S. federal as well as global issue analysis and strategy development. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Guttmacher Policy Review. Ms. Cohen has served on the boards of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and AVSC International (now EngenderHealth), as Chair of the Population and Family Planning Section of the American Public Health Association and on the National Governing Council of the American Jewish Congress. Ms. Cohen earned a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) School of Public Health, specializing in maternal and child health.

Recent Publications Include:

Barot S and Cohen S, The Global Gag Rule and fights over funding UNFPA: the issues that won’t go away, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2015, 18(2):27-33.

Cohen S, Still true: abortion does not increase women's risk of mental health problems, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013, 16(2): 13-16, 22.

Cohen S, Access to safe abortion in the developing world: saving lives while advancing rights, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(4):2-6.

Cohen S, London Summit puts family planning back on the agenda, offers new lease on life for millions of women and girls, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(3): 20-24.

Cohen S, U.S. overseas family planning program, perennial victim of abortion politics, is once again under siege, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(4):7-13.

Cohen S, The world at seven billion: global milestone a reflection of individual needs, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(3):2-5.

Cohen S, The numbers tell the story: the reach and impact of Title X, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(2):20-23.

Cohen S, As global commitment to reproductive health intensifies, U.S. leadership more important than ever,Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(1):2-6.

Cohen S, Insurance coverage of abortion: the battle to date and the battle to come, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(4):2-6.

Cohen S, Facts and consequences: legality, incidence and safety of abortion worldwide, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(4):2-6.

Cohen S, The reproductive health needs of refugees and displaced people: an opening for renewed U. S. leadership, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(3):15-19.

Cohen S, Promoting sexual and reproductive health advances maternal health, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(2):8-12.

Cohen S, The new day at its dawn: evidence is back, but politics endures, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(1):2-5.

Cohen S, U.S. global HIV prevention policy: still time to get it right, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2008, 11(4):2-6.

Cohen S, Abortion and women of color: the bigger picture, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2008, 11(3):2-5.

Cohen S, Hiding in plain sight: the role of contraception in preventing HIV, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2008, 11(1):2-5.

Cohen S, New data on abortion incidence, safety illuminate key aspects of worldwide abortion debate, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2007, 10(4):2-5.

Cohen S, A long and winding road: getting the HPV vaccine to women in the developing world, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2007, 10(3):15-19.

Cohen S, Repeat abortion, repeat unintended pregnancy, repeated and misguided government policies, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2007, 10(2):8-12.

Cohen S, Abortion and mental health: myths and realities, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2006, 9(3):8-11.

Cohen S, The global contraceptive shortfall: U.S. contributions and U.S. hindrances, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2006, 9(2):15-18.

Cohen S, Toward making abortion 'rare': the shifting battleground over the means to an end, Guttmacher Policy Review,2006, 9(1): 2-5.

Cohen S, U.S. global AIDS policy and sexually active youth: a high-risk strategy, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2005, 8(3):4-6.

Cohen S, Prevention challenges: reflections on the roles of 'fatigue' and 'disinhibition', The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2005, 8(2):11-13.

Cohen S, Ominous convergence: sex trafficking, prostitution and international family planning, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2005, 8(1):12-14.

Cohen S, Promoting the 'B' in ABC: its value and limitations in fostering reproductive health, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2004, 7(4):11-13.

Cohen S, U.S. global reproductive health policy: isolationist approach in an interdependent world, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2004, 7(3):7-9.

Cohen S, Delayed marriage and abstinence-until-marriage: on a collision course? The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2004, 7(2):1-3.

Cohen S, The broad benefits of investing in sexual and reproductive health,The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2004, 7(1):5-8.

Cohen S, Beyond slogans: lessons from Uganda's experience with ABC and HIV/AIDS The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2003, 6(5):1-3.

Cohen S, Global Gag Rule revisited: HIV/AIDS initiative out, family planning still in The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2003, 6(4):1-3.

Cohen S, Envisioning life without Roe: lessons without borders, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2003, 6(2):3-5.

Cohen S, Bush administration isolates U.S. at international meeting to promote Cairo agenda The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2003, 6(1):3-5.

Cohen S, The President's overseas reproductive health policy: think locally, act globally,The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2002, 5(3):1-3.


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