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July 2017

Does bacterial vaginosis reduce PrEP's efficacy?

UCSF Bixby Center
A new Lancet HIV study coauthored by Dr. Craig Cohen found, “No evidence that the protective benefit of daily oral PrEP was reduced” in women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) or otherwise unhealthy vaginal bacteria.

Trump administration slashes funds for reducing teen birth rates

San Francisco Chronicle
UCSF researchers comment on how sudden cuts by the Trump administration to teen pregnancy prevention funding will harm their innovative research and outreach efforts.

Mandatory ultrasound viewing rarely dissuades women

UCSF Bixby Center

Wisconsin is one of four states, along with Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas that mandate ultrasound viewing before abortion.

How repealing the Affordable Care Act threatens women, families and health

Op-ed coauthored by Bixby members Drs. Monica McLemore and Diana Taylor "spells out what will happen to women, families, and health care providers, if the ACA is repealed."

The (uncertain) future of reproductive health care in America

UCSF Bixby Center
The Bixby Center recently cosponsored a panel discussion, moderated by Claire Brindis, DrPH, about how looming changes to federal laws and policies may affect reproductive health care.

The gap between contraceptive preference and use

UCSF Bixby Center
Although long-acting and permanent birth control methods, known as LARC and sterilization respectively, appeal to many people, systemic barriers can make them harder to begin using.

The lessons the abortion rights movement can learn from the marriage equality win

Dr. Katrina Kimport shares the lessons that the abortion rights movement can learn from the marriage equality movement.

How are men living with HIV counseled on reproductive health?

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study of providers caring for men living with HIV highlights the many opportunities missed to engage those men in conversations about contraception and fertility.

June 2017

Why did contraception stop being common ground in the abortion wars?

In an op-ed, ANSIRIH's Dr. Carole Joffe explores a key question: "What became of that short-lived moment in American politics when contraception was viewed as the main point of 'common ground' between supporters and opponents of abortion?"

One year after the Supreme Court’s HB2 ruling, facts matter more than ever

In an op-ed reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the Whole Woman’s Health Supreme Court decision, Dr. Daniel Grossman writes: "[The decision] is a potent tool to fight back against these restrictions in the one place facts still matter — the courts."