- Controversies about Emergency Contraception: The Scientific Evidence
Lack of accurate information about emergency contraception (EC) has resulted in widespread myths and misinformation and hampered EC access and use. A great deal of research about EC is now available, but much of the scientific literature is not presented in formats that are conveniently accessible to policy makers, health care professionals, media, and the public. The UCSF Bixby Center has compiled and summarized the research in concise, clear, and user-friendly briefs. Each brief offers an authoritative, scientific basis for EC education and advocacy activities and provides evidence-based responses to the following EC controversies:
EC Controversies (2008)
- Is Emergency Contraception Safe?
- Is Emergency Contraception Effective at Preventing Pregnancy?
- Does Emergency Contraception Promote Sexual Risk-Taking?
- Should Teens Be Denied Equal Access to Emergency Contraception?
- Should Emergency Contraception Be Available without Prescription?
- Is Emergency Contraception Cost-Effective?
- Does Emergency Contraception Cause Abortion?
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention in California after State Budget Cuts (Feb. 2013) - New!
California built a successful infrastructure of programs aimed at preventing teen pregnancy through various funding initiatives. Since 2008, the California State Budget for these teen pregnancy prevention initiatives has been reduced by 72%. Researchers at the Bixby Center and Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies conducted a study describing the impact of budget cutbacks on teen pregnancy prevention programs and services. A research brief and companion fact sheet about the curtailment of programs and the reduction in participants served may inform education efforts to reinstate funds for teen pregnancy prevention.
- Evaluating Statewide Initiatives to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies
Bixby Center researchers, in collaboration with Philliber Research Associates, are evaluating two statewide initiatives in Colorado and Iowa designed to reduce unintended pregnancy. As part of the evaluation, a series of research briefs on unintended pregnancy in each state, current local and national strategies to reduce unintended pregnancy, and plans for evaluating these efforts have been developed. Additional research briefs documenting findings from the evaluation will be added in 2010 and 2011.
- Brief #2: Evaluating the Colorado Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies (Feb 2010)
- Brief #4: Unintended Pregnancy: The Colorado Experience in National Context (Jun 2010)
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention in California after State Budget Cuts - Summary (Feb. 2013) - New!
- Adolescents & Parental Notification for Abortion: What can California Learn from the Experience of Other States? (Sep 2008)
- Gender, Power, Culture and Reproductive Health
(in Spanish and English)
- Innovative Outreach: Findings from the TeenSMART Outreach Evaluation (Apr 2008)
- Teen Pregnancy among Asian Pacific Islanders in California
- What do women care about when getting family planning services? (2008)
Latino Youth (2002)
- A Future With Promise: A Chartbook on Latino Adolescent Reproductive Health (2004)
- Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us (2010) - New!
- Early Abortion Training Workbook (2007)
Trainer and Trainee versions
- Early Medical Abortion Resource: Issues for Practice (2001)
- Interrupción Médica del Embarazo Temprano: Aspectos Relacionados con la Práctica (2001)
- From Theory to Action: Frameworks for Implementing Community-Wide Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Strategies (2005)
- Honoring San Francisco's Abortion Pioneers (2003)
A Celebration of Past and Present Medical and Public Health Leadership
- Teen Pregnancy among Asians and Pacific Islanders in California: Final Report (2001)
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- Communities Responding to the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (1998)
In collaboration with Advocates For Youth
- Creating a Health Research and Policy Agenda for Im/migration Between Mexico and California (2009)
The report from the 2007/2008 Forum hosted by UCSF Global Health Sciences and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
- El Involucramiento de los hombres jóvenes en la salud sexual y reproductiva (2004)
In collaboration with El Colegio de México and Ipas
- Misoprostol: An emerging technology for women's health (2001)
Report of a seminar in collaboration with Gynuity Health Projects and Population Council
- Providing Integrated and Teen-Friendly Reproductive Health Services: How to Assess and Strengthen Your Service Interventions (2010) - New!
In collaboration with the California Department of Health Services Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch
- Sexual Violence: Setting the Research Agenda for Kenya (Nov 2009)
In collaboration with the Population Council and Liverpool VCT, Care & Treatment
- Youth Social Marketing Toolkit (2009)
The California Family Health Council and the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center created this online resource for youth providers on how to develop low-budget social marketing campaigns
- HIV and the Epidemic in Africa (Nov 2009)
Video recording of presentation at UCSF Mini Medical School
- Next Stop Clinic! Your Role in Improving Youth Access to Family Planning Services (2006)
- Next Stop Clinic! Tips on Clinical Linkages: Connecting Youth with Reproductive Health Care (2007)
Tip sheet to accompany "Next Stop Clinic!" PowerPoint
- Parental Involvement in Adolescents' Reproductive Healthcare: History, Research & Policy Options (2006)
PowerPoint to accompany "Adolescents & Parental Notification for Abortion" Fact Sheet
- The times they are a changing: The challenges and joys of working with today's increasingly diverse youth (2006)
A plenary session at the 2006 Healthy Teen Network conference, Coming of Age: Supporting Teens & Families in the 21st Century
National Summit on Preconception Health and Health Care (2007)
- Meeting Women Where They Are: Preconception and Sexual Health Discussions in Jail and during interdisciplinary HIV Women's Clinic
- Optimizing Pregnancy Planning Post-Abortion
- Progress and Results from the California Family PACT Program: The Potential Role of Family Planning services in Pre-Conceptual Care
- A Question of Hope: Reducing Latina Teen Childbearing in California (View Video in High Quality)
The film aims to capture the insights, choices, and opportunities of young Latina women in California. It is based on findings from a study conducted by UCSF that interviewed pregnant Latinas who would soon deliver their first child. The film is intended to be useful to policy makers, health and social services professionals, and others concerned with helping teens delay childbearing into adulthood.
- Una Cuestión De Esperanza: Reduciendo los embarazos de adolescentes latinas en California (View Video in High Quality)
El video busca capturar las alternativas y las oportunidades de las mujeres adolescentes latinas en California. El video está basado en las conclusiones de un estudio realizado por la UCSF que entrevistó mujeres latinas en sus últimos meses de embarazo. El video se pensó en ser útil a los creadores de políticas públicas, a los profesionales en servicios sociales y de salud, y otros preocupados en ayudar a los adolescentes en postergar la maternidad hasta una edad adulta.
- Chlamydia Screening (Jan 2012) - New!
- Family Planning Provider Education and Training in California (March 2012) - New!
- Family PACT Overview (2012) - New!
- Providing Access to Family Planning Through Title X and Medicaid Family Planning Expansion (Jan 2011)
- Female Contraceptive Methods Over the Lifespan (2011)
- Is California's Family PACT Program a good investment? Findings from the 2007 Family PACT Cost-Benefit Analysis (Oct 2010)
- Prevention of Unintended Pregnancies in California: California State Senate and Assembly Districts (Oct 2010)
- California's Family PACT Program: County Successes & Challenges (Oct 2010)
- Prevention of Unintended Pregnancies in California: California Congressional Districts (Oct 2010)
- Adolescent Services (2006)
- Benefits of Family Planning (2006)
- Client Rights & Provider Responsibilities (2008)
- Family Planning Methods and Services (2008)
- Increasing Access to Health Services (2004)
- Male Services (2009)
- Provider Networks (2004)
- Birth Rates by County among Teens and Low-Income Adult Women in California, 2007-09 (Nov 2012) - New!
- Family PACT Program Report 2010-2011 (Aug 2012)
- The 2007 Family PACT Medical Record Review: Assessing the Quality of Services (Jul 2009)
- Latina Voices: Findings from a Study of Latina Teen Childbearing in the Fresno and Los Angeles Areas (Mar 2011)
- Access to Publicly Funded Family Planning Services in California, FY 2006-07 (Feb 2011)
- Findings from the 2007 Family PACT Client Exit Interviews (Feb 2011)
- Cost-Benefit Analysis of the California Family PACT Program for Calendar Year 2007 (Apr 2010)
- 2008/09 Provider Referral Survey: Facilitating access to primary care services for Family PACT clients (Jul 2009)
- 2008/09 Provider Referral Survey - Executive Summary (Jul 2009)
- 2008 Survey of Community‐Based Organizations: Findings from the Family PACT Evaluation (Jul 2009)
- 2008 Survey of Community‐Based Organizations - Executive Summary (Jul 2009)