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February 2017

A call to end the excessive regulation of mifepristone

UCSF Bixby Center
In a recent New England Journal of Medicine commentary, a group of experts including the Bixby Center’s Dr. Daniel Grossman called on the FDA to eliminate the FDA's excessive regulation of the medication abortion drug mifepristone.

Barriers to offering vasectomy at publicly funded family planning organizations

UCSF Bixby Center
A recent study co-authored by Daniel Grossman, MD interviewed administrators at publicly funded family planning organizations in Texas to identify barriers to offering vasectomy.

Sixteen years of overregulation: Time to unburden Mifeprex

The New England Journal of Medicine
A group of experts, including Daniel Grossman, MD, director of ANSIRH and Bixby Center member, calls for an end to the FDA's overregulation of Mifeprex (mifepristone), a drug commonly used in medication abortions.

Ebola outbreak stunted maternal health care progress

UCSF Bixby Center

Prior to the 2014 Ebola outbreak, west African countries had made meaningful strides in reducing maternal mortality and improving access to care for mothers and children.

How TV gets abortion wrong

Teen Vogue
A new study, conducted by ANSIRH, finds that portrayals of abortion on TV make them seem much easier to get than they actually are, contributing to an overall lack of understanding about the realities of getting one.

Adoption decisions among women denied abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
A new analysis of the Turnaway Study provides an unprecedented look at how women denied abortion weigh adoption as an alternative. Opponents of abortion often portray adoption as an equally desirable and viable alternative to abortion, but this study paints a very different picture.

Racial/ethnic differences in young women’s STI prevention strategies

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study finds that over 90 percent of young women report using at least one strategy to protect themselves from acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, the types of strategies used by young women differ along racial/ethnic lines.

The dangers of state-mandated abortion counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
Currently, 29 US states require health care providers to use state-approved materials when counseling a woman considering abortion. A new study illustrates how inaccuracies in these state-mandated materials can perpetuate misperceptions about abortion.

Amy Hagstrom Miller: Abortion advocates should think big

UCSF Bixby Center
In honor of the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Woman’s Health spoke to UCSF Bixby Center members and friends last week. Ms. Miller was the lead plaintiff in last year’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Supreme Court case, which struck down groundless abortion restrictions.

January 2017

Trump is wrong on abortion and Roe v. Wade

USA Today

ANSIRH Director Dan Grossman's op-ed on the impact of states' abortion restrictions and the dangerous prospect of repealing Roe v. Wade.