Contraception

Young women don’t know about the IUD as emergency contraception

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and Planned Parenthood shows that very few young women had heard of using the IUD as a form of emergency contraception.

One-time provider training has lasting impacts on patient-centered LARC counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows that a training intervention can significantly increase the likelihood that health care providers will integrate long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) into the care they offer patients.

One-time provider training has lasting impacts on patient-centered LARC counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and Planned Parenthood offers an efficient solution for clinics that are strapped for resources to reach underserved populations with a full range of contraceptive options.

"Birth Control Can Take a Back Seat": Challenges Providing IUDs in Community Health Care Settings

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH and UCSF shows that significant barriers exist to CHCs providing intrauterine devices (IUDs).

Contraceptive counseling reinforces burden on women for preventing pregnancy

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new study, ANSIRH’s Katrina Kimport finds that providers generally devalue male body-based methods in their counseling.

Texan primary care providers face challenges filling the family planning gap

UCSF Bixby Center
Proponents of cutting public funding to Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health providers often argue that other clinics can step in. But research from ANSIRH, University of Texas at Austin and University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that providing family planning care to patients without the participation of established women’s health organizations presents serious challenges.

The threat to birth control access in the Trump era

The New Yorker
"If access to contraception becomes more difficult, women will assume the greater burden," writes Alexis Okeowo, citing recent research by Dr. Katrina Kimport of ANSIRH.

Trump administration slashes funds for reducing teen birth rates

San Francisco Chronicle
UCSF researchers comment on how sudden cuts by the Trump administration to teen pregnancy prevention funding will harm their innovative research and outreach efforts.

The (uncertain) future of reproductive health care in America

UCSF Bixby Center
The Bixby Center recently cosponsored a panel discussion, moderated by Claire Brindis, DrPH, about how looming changes to federal laws and policies may affect reproductive health care.