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October 2014

Women denied an abortion more likely to stay in abusive relationships

UCSF Bixby Center
A long-term study among women seeking abortion in the U.S. showed that 8% of women sought an abortion because they had abusive partners.

July 2014

Editorial examines the need for routine pelvic exams

UCSF Bixby Center
In new guidelines, the American College of Physicians recommends that doctors stop performing routine pelvic exams for most women.

June 2014

Improving birth control access for women living with HIV

UCSF Bixby Center
Although contraception is an important preventive health care tool for all women, many women face barriers when trying to access birth control.

Bixby program joins global effort to develop HIV/AIDS vaccine

UCSF Bixby Center
The UCSF Bixby Center's partnership with the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) recently joined a global research effort to develop a safe and effective vaccine to prevent HIV.

Women’s social networks influence IUD use

UCSF Bixby Center
Unintended pregnancy remains a persistent public health issue in the United States. Increased use of effective contraceptives, like intrauterine devices (IUDs), has the potential to reduce unintended pregnancies.

May 2014

Improving post-abortion contraceptive services in Nepal

UCSF Bixby Center
Since Nepal legalized abortion in 2002, safe abortion services have helped reduce high pregnancy-related complications and deaths.

Title X funding increases access and quality of reproductive healthcare

UCSF Bixby Center
Publicly funded family planning clinics serve more than seven million women in the United States, meeting 41% of country's need for family planning. But while publicly funded clinics are a key source of care, many states struggle to provide access to high quality reproductive health services in a cost-effective manner.

April 2014

Reducing disparities in unintended pregnancy with contraceptive education

UCSF Bixby Center
Half of the 6.6 million pregnancies in the United States each year are unintended, with disparities among adolescents and women of color.

Abortion does not change women’s self-esteem or well-being

UCSF Bixby Center
The idea that abortion is emotionally traumatic for women has gained traction in recent years, and the notion that the procedure lowers self-esteem has spurred legislation that increasingly restricts abortion access.

Bixby program celebrates 20 years of research in Zimbabwe

UCSF Bixby Center
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Bixby Center's partnership with the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) in HIV/AIDS research.