Kimberly Inez McGuire

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

At NLIRH Kimberly conducts legislative analysis and evaluates public policy on matters related to our three program areas, as well as responding to policymakers’ requests for information and assistance.

Kimberly joins the NLIRH with several years’ experience in policy analysis, legislative relations, and strategic communications. Previously, Kimberly worked as Senior Associate for Programs and Policy at the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, where she managed and supported several RHTP programs areas including abortion, contraceptive technologies, and health and wellness. During her time with RHTP, she worked in close partnership with NLIRH on groundbreaking research on Latino attitudes on abortion, contributed to the work of the Oral Contraceptives Over-the-Counter Working Group, and represented RHTP in advocacy for federal chemical policy reform. A frequent writer on reproductive and environmental health, Kimberly has presented on a broad range of reproductive health topics at conferences nationwide.

!Si, se puede!? For Latinas and Other Uninsured Women, Gaps Remain in Access to Birth Control

Nearly four in ten Latinos are uninsured. "Si se puede…" can mean "IF she can…" and this conditional statement hints at the obstacles that remain after the HHS decision. IF a Latina can get health insurance, IF she can make it to a provider's office who can provide culturally-competent care in her language, and IF she can obtain and fill her prescription, THEN she will be able to fully enjoy the benefits of no-copay birth control.

The Unseen Spill: The Human and Reproductive Health Catastrophe of Toxic “Hot Spots” in the Gulf Region

Louisiana and the greater Gulf region have long been disproportionately burdened by toxic chemical exposure. Residents have higher rates of cancers and disruption to their reproductive and endocrine systems. The devastation wrought by the newest oil catastrophe is only making an already horrible situation that much worse. The toxic chemical burden experienced by people in the Gulf region is inextricably linked to our nation’s chemical policy, and to the products you and I use every day.