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September 2023

A patient-led approach to vaginal birth after c-section: What do patients think about including race in a VBAC predition model?

UCSF Bixby Center
New research suggests that having patients lead in assessing their chances of having a successful vaginal birth after a c-section may be an untapped resource for achieving a more person-centered and equitable approach to counseling.

How abortion bans are impacting young people

UCSF Bixby Center
Past and current research highlights the ways in which adolescents could be disproportionally affected by these policies and abortion restrictions.  A new publication from ANSIRH outlines this research.

August 2023

Compensation for forced sterilizations in California ends soon. Here’s how to apply

Los Angeles Times
Jennifer James explains the program to compensate survivors of involuntary sterilization in California and how to apply before the deadline at the end of 2023.

July 2023

COVID vaccines protect pregnant people and their babies

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy and Lactation Study examined reactions and immune response to the vaccine during pregnancy, and health of mothers and infants until 1 year after birth.

Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills Have Been Approved. Let’s Make Them Inexpensive and Easily Available

Scientific American
Drs. Mai Fleming, April Bell and Christine Dehlendorf call on the FDA and stakeholders to make the new over-the-counter birth control pill affordable and accessible.

Decreasing egg donors’ risk for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

UCSF Bixby Center
Research led by Diane Tober looks at donors’ reports of experiences to explore possible linkages between stimulation protocols, donor production, and frequency and severity of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

June 2023

Announcing season 4 of Coming Together for Sexual Health

UCSF Bixby Center
Season 4 of Coming Together for Sexual Health, a podcast out of the California Prevention Training Center, has begun!

How Anti-‘Abortion Trafficking’ Laws Actually *Harm* Youth Trafficking Survivors

Ms. Magazine
Aisha Mays and Subasri Narasimhan write that legislators attempting to block minors from accessing abortion care harm young people, including sexually exploited youth.