Contraception

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.”

Increasing implant use by offering immediate postpartum insertion

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study finds that postpartum women are much more likely to use implants if they are inserted immediately following delivery.

California clinics slow to offer contraceptive visits with nurses

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study of 1,073 public Family PACT clinics found that, within 18 months of AB 2348’s passage, only 7 percent had implemented RN contraceptive visits.

Assessing the quality and content of contraceptive counseling visits

UCSF Bixby Center
Recent Bixby research has documented the importance of high-quality, patient-centered contraceptive counseling. But, what are patients and providers actually discussing during counseling visits and how do those conversations compare to ideal counseling standards?