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Bergen Cooper

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Bergen Cooper, M.P.H., is the Director of Policy Research at the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE). In this role, she develops and evaluates research and builds CHANGE’s institutional knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights. She leads forums, webinars, and workshops for global health advocates that focus on translating research into policy.

Bergen also works with the World Health Organization, where her research since 2012 has focused on interventions within primary care to improve the sexual health of both adolescents and adults. She has evaluated, designed, and taught sexuality education for adolescents and young adults in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Since 2014 Bergen has been researching the sexual and reproductive rights of women past reproductive age, and is widely considered an expert on gender-­‐based violence and the sexual rights of older women. She is also the co-­‐convener of a global network of nearly one hundred researchers on the Global Gag Rule. Bergen publishes widely and her work can be found in academic journals, books, resource guides, and blogs.

Bergen graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University and received her Master of Public Health from Columbia University.

Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights Index

August 17 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenter: Bergen Cooper

The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), in partnership with the Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University, created the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Index: Grading U.S. Global Health Assistance. This first-­‐ of-­‐its-­‐kind index critically assesses the U.S. government’s work on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in global health assistance and holds it accountable to its commitment on SRHR by producing an annual grade. Through an annual review of data and policy, the SRHR…

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