President and CEO, Reproductive Health Technologies Project
Kirsten is the President and CEO of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, a women's health group based in DC. RHTP was founded in 1988 to help women in the US obtain access to RU-486. Over the years, RHTP has taken on a much wider role in the policy world, and won a great victory in 2006 when the FDA made Plan B emergency contraception available over the counter. In addition to working the policy angles, RHTP has done groundbreaking research on messaging on abortion and related issues, including surveys that oversample African-American and Latino populations. RHTP is funded by prominent foundations, not by corporations.