Kinsey Hasstedt is a Public Policy Associate in the Guttmacher Institute’s Washington, DC office. Her focus is on publicly funded family planning programs in the United States, the impact of women’s ability to time and space their childbearing, and immigrant women’s access to sexual and reproductive health care. Prior to joining the Institute in 2012, Ms. Hasstedt was Director of Political Affairs and Outreach at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado. Ms. Hasstedt graduated with a B.S. and a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and earned a Master of Public Health focusing on sexual and reproductive health policy and disparities at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Recent Posts by Kinsey Hasstedt
Texas and the Trump administration could set dangerous new precedents that could undermine family planning care in Medicaid programs nationwide.
Quantifying Planned Parenthood’s Critical Role In Meeting The Need For Publicly Supported Contraceptive Care
As the debate surrounding Planned Parenthood builds, analysis from the Guttmacher Institute shows unequivocally that Planned Parenthood plays a major role in delivering publicly supported contraceptive services and supplies to women in need of such care.
The Title X national family planning program was created 45 years ago with broad bipartisan support. Today, Congress has Title X—still the only federal grant program dedicated entirely to family planning and related preventive health care—in its sights for severe funding cuts or even elimination.
Beyond limited access to health coverage, Texas consistently has lackluster health indicators -- particularly with regard to sexual and reproductive health care.
Before the end of the year, the Obama administration is expected to announce that millions of undocumented immigrants will be able to lawfully stay in the United States. The new Congress may also take action on immigration reform legislation. Regardless of how it happens, any immigration policy...