Following 17 years of stellar leadership, Dore Hollander is retiring from her position as Executive Editor of the Guttmacher journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (PSRH), effective December 31, 2018. Ms. Hollander joined the Institute in 1978 and has worked in a variety of editorial and production capacities throughout her tenure, including Associate Editor, Senior Editor of PSRH and Assistant Director for Special Publications. She has been at the helm of PSRH since 2002 and has played a critical role in making it one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in both demography and family studies.

PSRH provides the latest peer-reviewed, policy-relevant research and analysis on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and other developed countries, often including a focus on marginalized communities. The journal has had a commitment since its inception to distinguishing itself from other professional journals by taking a multidisciplinary approach and reporting on pragmatic experience, rather than abstract theory.

Under Ms. Hollander’s direction, PSRH has been at the forefront of publishing work that is essential to the field’s understanding of such issues as how we measure pregnancy intention, trends in abortion incidence and services, the unique challenges in addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health needs, and contraceptive use and service delivery. She developed special issues on long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), understudied populations, teens, the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and abortion, among other themes.

In 2018, PSRH reached a major milestone: its 50th year of publication. To mark this golden anniversary year, Ms. Hollander led the journal’s editors in the development of an innovative and delightful retrospective blog, [email protected]. The blog presents archival materials that have been highlights of the journal’s history, commentary on various themes that have persisted throughout the course of the journal’s existence and fun facts about the journal and its editors (like the one below). If you missed this retrospective, we encourage you to take a look. 

“I am so proud of the work we’ve done to ensure that Perspectives has evolved with the field, and that it continues to feature the high-quality research on sexual and reproductive health and rights that’s so critical to informing policies and programs,” said Ms. Hollander. “It’s been great looking back during the journal’s 50th-year celebration to see how that’s all come together. And as we wrap up our retrospective, and I begin viewing Perspectives through new eyes, I am eager to see what the coming years will bring for and to the journal. I wish my colleagues here at Perspectives continued success.” 

The Institute looks forward to building on Ms. Hollander’s accomplishments and continuing the publication of research that can have a tangible impact on policies, programs and services in the United States and other developed countries.