Contraception

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.

The gap between contraceptive preference and use

UCSF Bixby Center
Although long-acting and permanent birth control methods, known as LARC and sterilization respectively, appeal to many people, systemic barriers can make them harder to begin using.

How are men living with HIV counseled on reproductive health?

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study of providers caring for men living with HIV highlights the many opportunities missed to engage those men in conversations about contraception and fertility.

Why did contraception stop being common ground in the abortion wars?

HuffPost
In an op-ed, ANSIRIH's Dr. Carole Joffe explores a key question: "What became of that short-lived moment in American politics when contraception was viewed as the main point of 'common ground' between supporters and opponents of abortion?"

Trump Be Damned: States are fighting to make birth control over-the-counter (finally)

Mother Jones
“We’ve been interested in trying to make the Pill go over the counter for a very long time,” says [ANSIRH's Dr. Daniel] Grossman. “But the stakes have changed, and the reality now is this could be really helpful if women end up losing [Obamacare] coverage.”