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Building sustainable, impactful perinatal community health worker programs

May 16, 2024
In a new paper in Health Affairs, Malini Nijagal and colleagues share lessons learned for policymakers to design or restructure perinatal community health worker programs.

Sending abortion pills through the mail is timely and effective

May 16, 2024
Researchers found that using a mail-order pharmacy to deliver the drugs after an in-person assessment was both safe and effective, and patients appreciated the privacy and convenience of receiving their abortion medication that way.

Jennifer Yarger testifies in support of expanded Medi-Cal coverage of telehealth services

May 09, 2024
On April 2, 2024, Beyond the Pill researcher Dr. Jennifer Yarger presented testimony in support of Assembly Bill 2339, a California State Assembly bill improving telehealth access for California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal) recipients.

Community midwifery model of postpartum care as a path toward equity and better health

April 12, 2024
New research from Ariana Thompson-Lastad and colleagues uses interviews with midwives who provide care in birth centers and home settings in California and Oregon to describe six key elements of the community midwifery model of postpartum care.

New resource: Guide to accurate and compassionate communications about drug and alcohol use during pregnancy

April 09, 2024
Our new resource offers guidance that promotes health and well-being, is grounded in evidence, and tells stories of pregnant people who use drugs and alcohol with compassion, humility and accuracy.

Telehealth medication abortion is just as safe and effective as in-person care

March 11, 2024
As we await a decision on FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine from the Supreme Court that could potentially strip access to medication abortion through telehealth services and virtual appointments, new ANSIRH research from The California Home Abortion by Telehealth (CHAT) Study published in ...

A framework for contraceptive agency

February 16, 2024
In a new commentary, researchers with Innovations for Choice and Autonomy identify areas for innovation in defining and measuring contraceptive agency and offer a new framework.

The importance of "booster" sex education

February 14, 2024
Researchers partnered with a Youth Advisory Council to study how a new “booster” sex education called READY, Set, Go! can reinforce and expand upon students’ existing sexual health knowledge. 

Black pregnant women's anxiety increased during COVID-19

February 01, 2024
New research found that Black pregnant women’s anxiety increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by several factors beyond fear of infection.

Self-injected birth control more available during COVID-19, but overall availability remains low

January 17, 2024
New research from Beyond the Pill in Contraception shows that although birth control injections that people can administer themselves increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the method availability remains persistently low.

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