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April 2017

Successful teen pregnancy prevention program threatened by funding cuts

STAT
Op-ed by Christine Dehlendorf, MD makes the case for investing more, not less, in the innovative federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, which is facing a 50 percent budget cut.

The mental and emotional toll that pregnancy prevention takes on women

UCSF Bixby Center
A study finds that during contraceptive counseling visits, clinicians normalized and legitimized women assuming the mental and emotional burdens of contraception.

Abortion is 20 times more dangerous on TV than it is in real life

Slate
A new study from ANSIRH found that 42.5 percent of the abortion storylines on TV from 2005 to 2016 included a “complication, intervention, or major health consequence"—more than 20 times the actual rate of abortion-related complications.

Improving HIV care retention among young adults in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new SEARCH trial study, researchers analyze predictors of retention in HIV care among young adults in Kenya.

TV portrayals of abortion overplay the risks

UCSF Bixby Center
In an analysis of abortion portrayals on American TV over the past 12 years, ANSIRH researchers found that TV plots greatly exaggerate the risks associated with abortion.

Pregnancy tests are a cost-effective maternal health intervention

UCSF Bixby Center

Low-cost, innovative interventions are critical to improving maternal and infant mortality rates in developing countries.

How can PrEP help vulnerable pregnant and postpartum women?

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new commentary, Bixby researchers outline potential guidelines for providers offering PrEP to pregnant and postpartum women at risk for HIV.

If ‘Roe v. Wade’ falls, women will go to jail

Rewire
In a commentary, Carole Joffe, PhD predicts what will happen if Roe v. Wade falls: Abortion will become highly criminalized and avidly prosecuted.

The case for shared decision-making in miscarriage management

UCSF Bixby Center
There are multiple safe and effective methods for managing a miscarriage, but providers often only offer the one or two methods they believe are best. A new study reveals, however, that women greatly prefer counseling that covers the full range of care options.

March 2017

A new study proves how good "one-stop shop" contraceptive care is for women

BuzzFeed
A new study suggests that combining family planning services with other medical care can improve women’s health — just as the Trump administration prepares for dramatic cuts in health funding that could roll back these and other gains.