Since our founding, the Bixby Center has been one of the few research institutions to unflinchingly address abortion, investigating multidimensional aspects of abortion care in the United States and globally.

The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade opened the floodgates for states to restrict abortion, and threats to abortion access have intensified in the years since. The Bixby Center is committed to working to ensure that people get the training and care they need and advocating for policies that ensure equitable access to care.

Groundbreaking research

The Bixby Center has been a leader in clinical research to develop methods of abortion and improve abortion care.Our research demonstrated the efficacy, safety and acceptability of the combined use of mifepristone and misoprostol for early abortion.

Training the next generation of abortion providers

Our extensive training programs are helping address the lack of abortion training and integration of family planning into medical education.

  • Through our Ryan Residency Training Program, ob-gyn residents have the opportunity to develop clinical and research skills in abortion and contraception. The Ryan Program has helped dozens of ob-gyn residents in states that restrict abortion travel to other states for abortion training.
  • Bixby leaders are part of the consortium launching the Reproductive Health Service Corps, an unprecedented statewide initiative to increase access to abortion training and diversity the reproductive helath workforce.

Advocating for abortion access