- Advance new reproductive health technologies to provide additional choices in contraception, abortion, maternal health and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention for diverse populations.
- Understand factors contributing to adolescent pregnancy and STIs and develop innovative programs to improve adolescent reproductive health.
- Develop and evaluate new technologies to decrease maternal mortality associated with pregnancy and childbirth in low-resource settings.
- Conduct evaluations and policy analysis of innovative domestic and international programs to improve access to reproductive health care for both women and men.
- Train practitioners, researchers and future leaders in the U.S. and internationally in provision of reproductive health care.
- Provide information, technical assistance and consultation to clinicians, researchers, policy makers and the public on reproductive health issues.
The UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health was formed in 1999 to address the health, social, and economic consequences of sex and reproduction through research and training in contraception, family planning, and STIs. The Bixby Center strives to develop preventive solutions to the most pressing domestic and international reproductive health problems.