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August 2017

The problem with penalizing women who drink while pregnant

Glamour
A new study by Sarah Roberts of ANSIRH finds that, "States with punitive policies tend to also have a history of restrictive reproductive rights laws, as opposed to states that have supportive policies."

The rise of punitive alcohol and pregnancy policies

UCSF Bixby Center
A study from ANSIRH’s Sarah Roberts and colleagues found that states with restrictive reproductive rights laws also tend to have more policies that punish women who drink alcohol while pregnant.

Abortion 'reversal': the latest sham from anti-choice activists trying to end women's rights

The Guardian
In an op-ed, ANSIRH's Dr. Daniel Grossman warns against an unproven treatment being pushed by anti-abortion advocates in an effort to "undermine the high level of decision certainty among people seeking [abortion]."

The threat to birth control access in the Trump era

The New Yorker
"If access to contraception becomes more difficult, women will assume the greater burden," writes Alexis Okeowo, citing recent research by Dr. Katrina Kimport of ANSIRH.

July 2017

Primary care providers fall short on pregnancy options counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
A recent survey of primary care physicians (PCPs) found that while most believe their colleagues should counsel women on all options for unintended pregnancy, they often fail to do so in their own practices.

Reveal: Her own devices

The Center for Investigative Reporting
Reveal, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, interviews Dr. Daniel Grossman about self-induced abortion beginning around 29:30 of the audio clip.

Does bacterial vaginosis reduce PrEP's efficacy?

UCSF Bixby Center
A new Lancet HIV study coauthored by Dr. Craig Cohen found, “No evidence that the protective benefit of daily oral PrEP was reduced” in women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) or otherwise unhealthy vaginal bacteria.

Trump administration slashes funds for reducing teen birth rates

San Francisco Chronicle
UCSF researchers comment on how sudden cuts by the Trump administration to teen pregnancy prevention funding will harm their innovative research and outreach efforts.

Mandatory ultrasound viewing rarely dissuades women

UCSF Bixby Center

Wisconsin is one of four states, along with Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas that mandate ultrasound viewing before abortion.

How repealing the Affordable Care Act threatens women, families and health

HuffPost
Op-ed coauthored by Bixby members Drs. Monica McLemore and Diana Taylor "spells out what will happen to women, families, and health care providers, if the ACA is repealed."