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March 2023

Misoprostol-only medication abortion: A sample protocol

UCSF Bixby Center
A group including Bixby members Daniel Grossman and Ushma Upadhyay published a new sample protocol for abortion using only misoprostol, with guidelines for clinicians and a sample education sheet to share with patients.

Young people don’t know about their emergency contraception options, but that can change

UCSF Bixby Center
Young people who don’t want to be pregnant need accurate information about their options, but awareness about emergency contraception and availability have lagged around the country. Improving their knowledge may be easy to do, according to new research from Beyond the Pill.

Preventing contraceptive coercion in the post-Roe era

MedPage Today
Dr. Christine Dehlendorf writes that reproductive autonomy must be at the center of contraceptive care post-Roe. 

February 2023

How women felt about telehealth pregnancy care during the COVID pandemic

UCSF Bixby Center
New findings from the COVID-19 Impacts on Reproduction in the United States (CIRUS) Study show what patients thought of the quality of their telehealth visits and what kind of care they want in the future.

January 2023

Texas abortion laws force Houston OB-GYN residents out of state

Houston Chronicle
Dr. Jody Steinauer talked about the challenges in moving Texas ob-gyn residents out of state for abortion training.

Understanding Black women’s pregnancy discrimination experiences

UCSF Bixby Center
Renee Mehra of ACTIONS and colleagues conducted interviews with Black pregnant women in New Haven, Connecticut, to better understand the intersectional aspects of their lived experience looking for work, working while pregnant, and returning to work after giving birth.

Nairobi meeting launches action plan for equitable global health partnerships

UCSF Bixby Center
A group of leaders at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and the IGHS launched an effort to collaborate with global health partners to reimagine the way they work together.