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Rachel Benson Gold, Director of Policy Analysis

Rachel Benson Gold joined the staff of The Alan Guttmacher Institute in 1979 and currently holds the position of Director of Policy Analysis and Washington Office Operations in the Institute's Public Policy Division. Her expertise is on the role of the public and private sectors in financing reproductive health care. Ms. Gold is the author of several reports and articles in the field of reproductive health and recently completed an analysis of the critical role of Medicaid in providing publicly funded family planning services. Ms. Gold recently served on the Board of Directors of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association. Ms. Gold earned a Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University in 1979. She received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Government from Wesleyan University in 1977.

Recent Publications Include:

Sonfield A and Gold RB, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2005, 8(1):4-7.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, Public Funding for Contraceptive, Sterilization and Abortion Services, FY 1980–2001 , The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, 2005.

Gold RB and Sonfield A, Bush Health ‘Reform’ Agenda: Implications for Reproductive Health, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy,, 2005, 8(1):8-11.

Sonfield A, Gold RB, Frost JJ and Darroch JE, U.S. Insurance Coverage of Contraceptives and the Impact of Contraceptive Coverage Mandates, 2002, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2004, 36(2):72-79.

Richards CL, Gold RB, , The Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, California, 2004.

Family Planning Waivers Work, Research Shows, Contraceptive Technology Update , 2004, 25(5).

Gold RB and Boonstra H, Overhauling Welfare: Implications for Reproductive Health Policy in the United States, Journal of the American Medical Women's Association , 2002, Vol. 57.

Richards CL and Gold RB, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, 2001.

Gold RB and Sonfield A, Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents Under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, Family Planning Perspectives, 2001, 33(2):81-87.

Gold RB and Sonfield A, Family Planning Funding Through Four Federal-State Program, FY 1997, Family Planning Perspectives, 1999, 31(4): 176-181.

Sollom T, Gold RB and Saul R, Family Planning Perspectives, 1996, 28(4):166-173.

Gold RB and Daley D, Uneven and Unequal: Insurance Coverage of Reproductive Health Services, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, 1994.