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July 2021

Public abortion coverage helps my patients

Newsweek
Dr. Mai Fleming wrote about why public abortion coverage is critical to achieving reproductive justice and liberation for her patients in Newsweek. 

Simple education sessions increase students’ knowledge about birth control

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Beyond the Pill tested a simple, low-cost method for raising awareness and knowledge about birth control options with community college students.

Study finds adolescent girls and young women in Africa will use HIV prevention products

Medical Xpress
University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences Clinical Trials Research Centre was one of the clinical research sites for a study that found that adolescent girls and young women in Africa can and will use HIV prevention products consistently.

Peers’ beliefs influence birth control use in rural Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby researchers conducted the first known study exploring whether the belief that birth control causes infertility is linked with use.

Louisiana abortions decreased at the start of the pandemic

UCSF Bixby Center

Disruptions in the health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted reproductive health services, including abortion.

Greater travel distance to abortion services associated with lower abortion rates

UCSF Bixby Center

Many states have implemented policies restricting abortion care clinicians and facilities.

June 2021

Cost shouldn't impede access to abortion for Californians

CalMatters
Sarah Roberts of ANSIRH wrote about cost as a major barrier to abortion and California's Abortion Accessibility Act in CalMatters.

Reasons for pursuing self-managed abortion vary, as do experiences

UCSF Bixby Center

Interest in self-managed abortion in the US has grown as states pass more restrictive laws.

How to reduce anemia among women in rural India

UCSF Bixby Center

More than half of women of reproductive age in India have some level of anemia because they do not have enough healthy red blood cells.

As syphilis comes roaring back, newborn babies are tragic victims

STAT
Ina Park calls for greater investment in fighting congenital syphilis.