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October 2021

A new vision for family justice: Advocates release groundbreaking recommendations to help BIPOC families thrive

UCSF Bixby Center
In response to removals and mistreatment in the family regulation system, advocates have released the groundbreaking Family Justice Summit Report, offering recommendations to workers in the system, hospitals, schools, elected officials and policymakers.

How the COVID pandemic impacted young people’s romantic and sexual relationships

UCSF Bixby Center
We don’t know much yet about how the pandemic impacted their romantic and sexual relationships, which can have implications for young people’s development. New Bixby Center research is one of the first studies to examine the immediate impacts of social distancing on those relationships.

September 2021

Librarians can counter abortion misinformation

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby members Jill Barr-Walker, Nancy Berglas, Biftu Mengesha and colleagues argue that health science librarians have a role in providing evidence-based information about abortion.

'Health equity tourists': How white scholars are colonizing research on health disparities

Monica McLemore talked to STAT News about white researchers colonizing health disparities research and turning these incidents into teaching moments.

Bixby members respond to Texas' abortion ban

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby members are speaking out in the media about the crisis in Texas and the ways abortion bans harm people.

Women of color faced increasing barriers to birth control during COVID

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby members Jennifer Kerns and Nadia Diamond-Smith and colleagues released the first findings from the COVID-19 Impacts on Reproduction in the United States (CIRUS) Study, the first national study to explore cisgender women’s experiences seeking reproductive health care at multiple points throughout the pandemic.

Even Texas allows abortions to protect a woman's life. Or does it?

New York Times
Carole Joffe and Jody Steinauer explain the problems with abortion ban exceptions to protect the life of a pregnant person and call for abortion access for all. 

Texas' abortion crisis proves the abortion pill needs to be in every drug store

NBC News
Daniel Grossman of ANSIRH called for over-the-counter access to medication abortion in response to increasing restrictions on abortion care.

Abortion clinics overcame unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

UCSF Bixby Center
All health care providers have faced significant challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for in-person services had to be weighed against the need to protect patients and staff from the virus. Facilities that provide abortion experienced unique burdens on top of these challenges.

'Fetal heartbeat' isn't a clinical term—but it's still used in laws on abortion

Dr. Jennifer Kerns talked to NPR about the misleading use of the term "fetal heartbeat" by anti-abortion policymakers.