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April 2017

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

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

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.