Susan A. Cohen

Guttmacher Institute

Susan Cohen joined the Guttmacher Institute in 1978 and is currently Acting 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.

Almost 13 Million Women of Reproductive Age Were Uninsured in 2012

Bleak statistics not only underscore the urgent and ongoing need for safety-net programs such as the Title X national family planning program, they also demonstrate the significant potential gains to be made as the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of public and private insurance coverage gets underway on January 1, 2014.

The World at Seven Billion: A Global Milestone That Reflects the Needs of Seven Billion Individuals

Reaching seven billion people on planet Earth has prompted renewed debates about the balance between population size and consumption of natural resources, about age structure and political stability, and about the consequences of rapid population growth rates for poor countries' ability to develop economically. To a large extent, however, these macro-level dilemmas reflect a micro-level problem about which there is a universal consensus and where the solution is relatively straightforward.