Bixby resources


Adolescent sexual health

Education & training
Pregnancy & childbirth



 Bixby Center annual report, 2019-2020. 2020.

This report describes the impact of Bixby members' work in research, clinical care, training and advocacy in 2019-2020. 

Bixby Center annual report 2017-2018
 Bixby Center annual report, 2017-2018. 2018.

This report describes the impact of Bixby members' work in 2017-2018. There is also an online version of the report.


Bixby Center annual report 2016-17
Bixby Center annual report, 2016-2017. 2017.

This report describes the impact of Bixby Center members' work in 2016-2017. There is also an online version of the report.


#BackBixby video
#BackBixby video. 2017.

This video describes the Bixby Center's mission and values, and highlights select achievements from our 18-year history.


Bixby Center annual report, 2015-2016. 2016.

This report describes the impacts of Bixby Center members' work in 2015-2016. There is also an online version of the report.


Bixby Center annual report, 2014-2015. 2015.

This report describes the impacts of Bixby Center members' work in 2014-2015. There is also an online version of the report.


Bixby 10-year report
10 Years of advancing reproductive health worldwide. 2009.

This report celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the UCSF Bixby Center and its key accomplishments.



Turnaway Study brief
Turnaway Study: Long-term study shows that restricting abortion harms women. 2019.

This brief summarizes the first study to rigorously examine the effects of receiving versus being denied a wanted abortion on women and their children.


Self-managed abortion: What healthcare workers need to know
Self-managed abortion: What healthcare workers need to know. 2019.

This brief explores current research on self-managed abortion and what it means for the healthcare community.


Abortion pill reversal: Where's the evidence?
Abortion pill “reversal”: Where's the evidence? 2019.

This issue brief from ANSIRH looks at the lack of scientific evidence supporting policies on abortion pill “reversal.”


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Abortion Onscreen database.

A project of ANSIRH’s Abortion Onscreen program, this online database aims to include all American film and television depictions in which a character obtained an abortion (or disclosed that they had had one in the past). The database can be searched using a variety of criteria and is frequently updated to include new plotlines.


Early abortion training workbook, 5th edition. 2016.

This workbook helps clinicians: identify key elements of informed consent and counseling; recognize psychosocial issues for women seeking abortion; understand the basic steps involved with first-trimester aspiration and medical abortion; and identify common complications of first-trimester abortion care.


Supreme Court affirms that abortion restrictions put women's health, safety and well-being at risk. 2016.

This fact sheet outlines the evidence behind a significant 2016 Supreme Court decision on abortion access. It details how restrictions imposed in some states are not based on medical evidence and will do nothing to improve women’s health and safety. These requirements put women at risk by standing in the way of safe reproductive care.


In their own words: Experiences of women denied abortions. 2016.

This video describes women's experiences of seeking abortion care in Bangladesh, Colombia, Nepal, South Africa and Tunisia. Produced by the the Global Turnaway Study team and researchers in each country, it tells the story of why women are denied legal abortion services and the consequences of denial.


Large nationwide study finds no evidence of psychological problems after abortion. 2015.

This fact sheet shows that among women who received abortion care, relief outweighed negative emotions, even three years later.


Decision aid video for pregnant women with a fetal anomaly (English and Spanish). 2014.

A video guide to help a person decide on the best method of pregnancy termination for them after learning about a fetal anomaly.


Providing abortion care toolkit. 2009.

This professional guide is for certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the US who are either currently providing or would like to offer abortion care within their practices.


Honoring San Francisco's abortion pioneers. 2003.

This commemorative publication – prepared for the 30th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision – presents an overview of major events in the history of abortion in California.

Adolescent sexual health

The Bixby Center contributes to ASHWG, an organized collaborative of government and non-governmental organizations to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive health of youth in California.
Webinar by Mara Decker, DrPH, Project Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. 
Bixby Center and World Bank fact sheets on the relationship between socioeconomic development and adolescent reproductive health in 6 countries. 2015.


Protecting adolescent confidentiality under health care reform: The special case regarding explanation of benefits (EOBs). 2014.

Assuring and maintaining confidentiality of sensitive health services is a basic tenet of health care and is particularly important for many adolescents and young adults (as well as other dependents) on a policyholder’s plan.


Contraceptive research and services

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Improving access to the full range of contraceptive methods, including IUDs and implants. 2019.

This free online training from Beyond the Pill focuses on improving access to the full range of contraceptive methods. CME-accredited - providers can earn 1.5 credit hours toward CME and CE requirements.


birth control for your life
Birth control for your life. 2018.

Young women share their experiences and bust myths about birth control in a this video from Beyond the Pill.


LARC insertion & removal series.

This videos series, created in partnership with the ACOG LARC Program, covers a variety of clinical topics related to the provision of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive methods.


Developing new methods of birth control and STI prevention. 2016.

This fact sheet describes the new contraceptive and STI prevention technologies that Bixby Center investigators are developing.


Benefits of public funding for birth control. 2016.

This fact sheet outlines the wide range of fiscal and health benefits of public funding for birth control programs like Medicaid and Title X.


Better birth control education reduces unintended pregnancies. 2015.

The Bixby Center's provider training on IUDs and implants successfully reduced unintended pregnancy among teens and young women aged 18-25 years.  This fact sheet summarizes the findings of a large national study.


Birth Control that Really Works (short version)
Birth control that really works (video). 2014.

An engaging 10-minute educational video on IUDs and implants, specially designed for young women.


Birth control counseling tools. 2014.

The Bixby Center partnered with Bedsider to create accessible and eye-catching educational materials for young adults. These include charts comparing the effectiveness of birth control and emergency contraceptive methods; a poster explaining IUDs for emergency contraception; and a poster showing the risks of birth control use.


Developing new contraceptives supports reproductive and sexual health. 2013.

This fact sheet describes the need to reinvigorate contraceptive research and development to achieve the goal of eliminating unmet need for family planning.

Education and training

Structures & Self: Advancing Equity and Justice in SRH

This resource from Innovating Education in Reproductive Health is a learner-led, justice-informed curriculum designed to teach clinical learners to consider how systems of power and legacies of structural oppression impact their care for patients.

Overview of medication abortion for primary care providers

CME credit is available for this 1-hour video course from TEACH to introduce primary care providers to mifepristone.  

Reproductive Health in Nursing website centralizes reproductive health care advocacy, research and training information for nurses, including:
  • Nursing education modules in unintended pregnancy prevention and care. Self-guided nursing education modules designed for students to improve their understanding, clarify their values, and learn ways to integrate best practices in unintended pregnancy prevention and care into clinic settings.
  • Reproductive justice resources. A collection of resources to help nurses understand and incorporate reproductive justice principles into both clinical and advocacy work.
  • Policy and advocacy news. Centralizes updates on the latest policy positions of leading professional nursing associations and information on regulations that affect nurses’ ability to provide reproductive health care.


Innovating Education in Reproductive Health courses:
  • Abortion: Quality care and public health implications. This innovative six-week course addresses abortion in the US and around the world, framing the issue in a public health context.
  • Explained. This collection of short videos and infographics provides a more accessible overview of the evidence behind key abortion policy topics, including waiting periods, TRAP laws and abortion safety.
  • Managing early pregnancy loss. The curriculum includes didactic narratives, provider testimonials, and live video and animation demonstrating a step-by-step method for surgical early pregnancy loss management. This version of the course is free for anyone to take.
  • This is how I teach. This collection of short videos features providers sharing training tips and approaches related to specific reproductive health care topics and skills.


HIV and STIs

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 Delivering HIV positive test results. 2019.

This video from California Prevention Training Center helps providers convey the information about HIV positive test results simply and clearly, support the patient’s response to the news, provide information about the benefits of medical care and offer referrals for any additional assistance that may be needed.


integrating reproductive health into primary HIV care setting
Integrating reproductive health into the primary HIV care setting: A guide informed by experiences with the PRO Men Program.

HIVE's toolkit for providers of men living with HIV helps them support their patients in achieving their sexual and reproductive health goals.


PrEP for family planning providers
 Family planning provider PrEP toolkit 

This toolkit from HIVE helps family planning providers offer HIV prevention services, including PrEP.


Social determinants of health and HIV
 Social determinants of health and HIV. 2014.

This course from California Prevention Training Center includes an overview of social determinants, their relevance to health disparities, and their particular importance in understanding HIV in the US today.


UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme: 1994–2014. 2014.

This 20th anniversary report presents the history and achievements of the UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme and Clinical Trials Unit (the Programme), a research collaboration between the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).


An introduction to FACES (video). 2012.

This video provides an overview Family AIDS Care and Education Services' (FACES) work in Kenya to provide family-centered, comprehensive, compassionate care, and build the foundation for long-term, sustainable treatment.


Pregnancy and childbirth

Providing patient-centered perinatal care for transgender men and gender-diverse individuals

HIVE identified best practices and systems change for their multidisciplinary care teams in the perinatal care setting, with the goal of promoting gender-affirming experiences for patients.

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 Policies targeting alcohol and drug use during pregnancy cause harm. 2019.

This infographic from ANSIRH shows how policies targeting substance use during pregnancy undermine access to health and other supports for pregnant women.


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Women's needs following fistula repair (webinar recording). 2017.

In this USAID-funded Fistula Care Plus webinar, Alison El Ayadi presents results from a study of women's physical and mental health outcomes following fistula repair surgery, and discusses the implications for helping women recover and reintegrate more effectively.


Safe Motherhood resources (video).

This page has a collection of training videos from the Safe Motherhood Program about its global work to prevent maternal deaths by promoting women's health and human rights.


Saving Mothers' Lives: An NASG Training Video
Saving mother's lives: An NASG training (video). 2013.

This brief video demonstrates proper use of the NASG, from application to removal and maintenance.


PRONTO International-- Introduction
An introduction to PRONTO International (video). 2012.

This video provides an overview of PRONTO International's work to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes by developing sustainable and effective low-tech, high-fidelity obstetric and neonatal emergency simulation training curricula for use in limited-resource settings.