Guttmacher Institute

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Guttmacher Institute
Formation 1968
Type NGO
Purpose reproductive health
Budget $15.8 million
Website www.guttmacher.org

The Guttmacher Institute is a non-profit organization which works to advance reproductive health. The institute operates in the United States and globally "through an interrelated program of social science research, policy analysis, and public education".[1][2] According to their mission statement, this program aims to "generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate, promote sound policy and program development and, ultimately, inform individual decision making".[1]

The Guttmacher Institute in 1968 was founded as the Center for Family Planning Program Development, a semi-autonomous division of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Center was renamed in memory of Alan Frank Guttmacher, an Ob/Gyn and former president of Planned Parenthood, and the Guttmacher Institute became an independent, non-profit corporation in 1977 under the direction of Frederick S. Jaffe.[3]

The institute has offices in both New York City and Washington, D.C. as of 2012 their annual revenue was over $22 million and expenses of $15.3 million, with an asset reserve of over $36.3 million.[4] The institute produces two peer reviewed periodicals, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, in addition to a third periodical on public policy, The Guttmacher Policy Review.[5]

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