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November 2015

Choice under fire: issues surrounding African American reproductive rights

Ebony
Renee Bracey Sherman breaks down recent attacks on a woman’s right to abort, and why this matters to Black families

October 2015

Making birth control pills available without a prescription

UCSF Bixby Center
There is growing support in the United States to make birth control pills available over the counter (OTC), and US women are increasingly interested in the pill going OTC. New research from the UCSF Bixby Center shows that a broad spectrum of women are interested in this option.

Health Law Increases Coverage Rates For Women Not Yet Pregnant

Kaiser Health News
The Affordable Care Act brought health insurance to 5.5 million women over the past two years, but many women still tell of unmet health care needs that could pose risks for them or future pregnancies, a new report finds.

Health law increases coverage rates for women not yet pregnant

Kaiser Health News
The Affordable Care Act brought health insurance to 5.5 million women over the past two years, but many women still tell of unmet health care needs that could pose risks for them or future pregnancies, a new report finds.

Expanding birth control options for HIV­-positive women

UCSF Bixby Center
Contraceptive implants are a safe and effective birth control option for HIV­-positive women using anti­retroviral therapy (ART), according to a new UCSF Bixby Center study published in The Lancet HIV.

Improving medical care during childbirth

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby researchers examined how to address disrespectful and abusive care during childbirth.

Comprehensive sex ed in California schools

UCSF Bixby Center
One in eight US adolescents lives in California, and new legislation signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown requires sexual education for these students in middle and high school.

Making adolescent pregnancy reductions a winnable public health battle

UCSF Bixby Center
Reducing teen pregnancy is a winnable public health battle, but will require innovative thinking and continued persistence.

Comprehensive Sex Ed Now Mandatory for California's Middle and High School Students

KQED News
New legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown requires California students in grades 7-12 to take sexual education classes unless excused by their parents.

September 2015

Abortion pills are safe, effective and legal

Al Jazeera America
So why is a medical abortion still so hard to get?