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June 2017

New framework to classify abortion-related adverse events

UCSF Bixby Center

Abortion is a common and safe procedure, yet there has been little standardization of how to classify incidents related to patient safety.

Trump Be Damned: States are fighting to make birth control over-the-counter (finally)

Mother Jones
“We’ve been interested in trying to make the Pill go over the counter for a very long time,” says [ANSIRH's Dr. Daniel] Grossman. “But the stakes have changed, and the reality now is this could be really helpful if women end up losing [Obamacare] coverage.”

Increasing implant use by offering immediate postpartum insertion

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study finds that postpartum women are much more likely to use implants if they are inserted immediately following delivery.

California clinics slow to offer contraceptive visits with nurses

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study of 1,073 public Family PACT clinics found that, within 18 months of AB 2348’s passage, only 7 percent had implemented RN contraceptive visits.

Assessing the quality and content of contraceptive counseling visits

UCSF Bixby Center
Recent Bixby research has documented the importance of high-quality, patient-centered contraceptive counseling. But, what are patients and providers actually discussing during counseling visits and how do those conversations compare to ideal counseling standards?

Innovative HIV testing and treatment intervention has big impact

UCSF Bixby Center
A new JAMA article quantifies what the cumulative impact of the SEARCH approach has been—and the results are impressive.

Philip Darney receives William K. Rashbaum, MD Award

UCSF Bixby Center
Congratulations to Dr. Philip Darney, the Bixby Center's founding director, who received the William K. Rashbaum, MD, Abortion Provider Award from Physicians for Reproductive Health.

Seeking clarity about implant use among women living with HIV

UCSF Bixby Center
Experts have wrestled with how to provide clear, nuanced guidance regarding the combined use of efavirenz and the implant. A new commentary, coauthored by Craig Cohen, MD, MPH, offers suggestions.

May 2017

How can states integrate family planning into their Zika responses?

UCSF Bixby Center
A new article chronicles the efforts of eight at-risk states to integrate family planning into their Zika response plans and expand available services.

Simple device reduces postpartum bleeding in critical care patients

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby researchers have previously proven that a simple, low-tech device, known as a non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG), can prevent maternal deaths due to severe postpartum bleeding. A new study tested the garment’s effectiveness in a critical care setting in Colombia.