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April 2017

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.

“One-stop shop” family planning more effective for women living with HIV

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby Center researchers have released the first study to show that integrating HIV care and family planning services reduces the pregnancy rate among women living with HIV in Kenya—by nearly 30 percent.

Making birth control pills available OTC could benefit teens most

UCSF Bixby Center
A new review of oral contraceptive (OC) research renews and strengthens the case for making OC available over-the-counter—with a focus on the potential benefits for adolescents.

Diana Greene Foster wins Society of Family Planning mentor award

UCSF Bixby Center
Congratulations to UCSF Bixby Center member Diana Greene Foster, PhD on receiving the Society of Family Planning's Robert A. Hatcher Family Planning Mentor Award.

Analyzing disparities in postpartum care and contraception

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study identifies disparities in the care and contraception that postpartum low-income women in California receive.

Access to most effective birth control could save $12 billion a year

Time
Using data from a 2015 study on birth control access by Bixby researchers, the Brookings Institute and Child Trends produced a report estimating the impact and cost savings that would result from every woman having full access to the most effective contraceptive methods.

Shaping policy with science: Highlights from the Bixby symposium

UCSF Bixby Center
On March 2, the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court hearing Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Bixby Center and BIRCWH convened a symposium focused on science’s role in shaping policy.

New tool brings shared decision-making to contraceptive counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
Nearly half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended, and many result from people failing to use contraception correctly or consistently. One way to improve contraceptive use is to help women select contraceptive methods that better accommodate their personal preferences.