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September 2012

World Contraception Day: A celebration and a call to action

UCSF Bixby Center
On World Contraception Day 2012, the UCSF Bixby Center celebrates the positive impact of contraception around the globe.

August 2012

Learn about the UCSF Bixby Center's international work

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Our 2012 Symposium is focused on the many international projects coordinated by the UCSF Bixby Center.

May 2012

Individualized, evidence-based counseling for abortion

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There is little scientific evidence about best practices in patient education and counseling related to abortion care. Yet many recently enacted state laws mandate specific counseling and education practices for abortion patients.

April 2012

HPV vaccine may be linked to declining genital warts

UCSF Bixby Center
A few strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) are the major cause of cervical cancer (16 and 18) and the cause of most genital warts (6 and 11).

March 2012

Adolescents can successfully use over-the-counter Plan B One-Step

UCSF Bixby Center
Unintended pregnancy is elevated among teens in the United States and is far more common than in other developed countries. Emergency contraceptive pills, like Plan B One-Step, provide effective pregnancy prevention but females under age 17 must have a prescription to purchase them.

Uta Landy and Philip Darney receive Margaret Sanger Award

UCSF Bixby Center
Congratulations to Uta Landy and Philip Darney, UCSF Bixby Center members recognized by Planned Parenthood with their highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award.

Examining barriers to use of intrauterine devices (IUD)

UCSF Bixby Center
Placing a copper IUD within 5 days of unprotected sex offers 100% effective emergency contraception (EC). Yet copper IUDs are rarely recommended by health care providers when women request EC.

February 2012

Reducing unintended pregnancy in women at risk

UCSF Bixby Center
The United States has one of the highest rates of unintended pregnancy among the world's developed nations.