Education and training

Philip Darney receives William K. Rashbaum, MD Award

UCSF Bixby Center
Congratulations to Dr. Philip Darney, the Bixby Center's founding director, who received the William K. Rashbaum, MD, Abortion Provider Award from Physicians for Reproductive Health.

How can states integrate family planning into their Zika responses?

UCSF Bixby Center
A new article chronicles the efforts of eight at-risk states to integrate family planning into their Zika response plans and expand available services.

Bixby's abortion training pioneers share lessons with UK colleagues

UCSF Bixby Center
The Bixby Center’s Uta Landy, PhD and Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS were recently invited by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to a meeting addressing the lack of abortion training and services in the UK, especially for dilation and evacuation procedures.

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.

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.

Training the next generation of abortion providers

UCSF Bixby Center
To help address the shortage of providers, the UCSF Bixby Center trains residents, physicians and other clinicians in abortion care. Our programs have trained more than 5,200 providers to date,

Supporting interdisciplinary women’s health research

UCSF Bixby Center
The UCSF Bixby Center is the new home of the Bridging Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program.

New online training in IUDs and implants

UCSF Bixby Center
UCSF Bixby Center has launched a free online training, An Update on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception. The training is a primer on IUDs and the contraceptive implant, and is suitable for all types of healthcare providers and support staff.

Birth control for beginners: What’s preventing women from getting access to the full range of contraceptive options?

Salon
A single half-day training that teaches medical clinics how to provide better birth control can radically improve outcomes for patients, cutting unplanned pregnancies by half according to research published in the prestigious medical journal, the Lancet.

Improved birth control advice reduces unintended pregnancy rate among young women

Health Medicine Network
Providing health workers with training on how to educate young women about intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants reduced the rate of unintended pregnancy by almost half in a study of women seeking family planning services.