Adolescent sexual health


Successful teen pregnancy prevention program threatened by funding cuts

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.

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.

Ending female genital cutting

UCSF Bixby Center
There are widespread efforts underway to end FGM/C. These efforts are slowly making progress, but change is not happening as rapidly as necessary. In a new review, Bixby researchers and partners examine the decades of work to end the practice.

Migration and its influence on teen pregnancy

UCSF Bixby Center

Although teenage birth rates in California have declined significantly in recent years, counties with the highest rates of teen births are predominantly rural and have a high proportion of Latinos/

Comprehensive sex ed in California schools

UCSF Bixby Center
One in eight US adolescents lives in California, and new legislation signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown requires sexual education for these students in middle and high school.

Adolescent sexual health Resources

These resources from the UCSF Bixby Center touch on our main research, health care and policy priorities.


Assistant Professional Researcher, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Associate Researcher, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences​
Senior Researcher, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Research Analyst, Beyond the Pill Program

Senior Evaluator, Institute for Health Policy Studies