Cory L. Richards, 64, an authority on sexual and reproductive health and the executive vice president and the vice president for public policy of the Guttmacher Institute, died of pancreatic cancer April 4 at the Washington Home and Community Hospice. He lived in Washington.

His husband, Douglas Mitchell, confirmed his death.

Mr. Richards spent 38 years with the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that specializes in research and study of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

In 1998, he founded the Guttmacher Policy Review, a quarterly journal that analyzes sexual and reproductive issues. He also contributed to other publications of the organization.

Cory Lerner Richards was born in Omaha and graduated in 1970 from Yale University. He was a congressional staff member before joining Guttmacher as a policy analyst in 1975.

Survivors include Douglas Mitchell, his partner of 23 years, whom he married in March, of Washington; his mother and stepfather, Vicki L. Bergman and Monty Bergman of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; and a brother.

— Bart Barnes