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May 2023

How post-Roe laws are obstructing clinical care

UCSF Bixby Center
A new report presents the preliminary findings of the Care Post-Roe Study, and shows how health care providers have been unable to provide the standard of care in states with abortion bans since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade ten months ago, leading to harm and negative health outcomes for patients.

Resource: Contraceptive counseling scale measures patient experience

UCSF Bixby Center
The Quality of Contraceptive Counseling (QCC) is now available to download and use in your contraceptive care research and programming.

Ob-gyn residents value working with underserved communities, yet those communities still lack providers

UCSF Bixby Center
A new research letter explores what ob-gyn residents think about the importance of working with underserved populations.

April 2023

Adolescents can assess how far along they are in pregnancy

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from ANSIRH found that young people ages 15-19 are able to accurately self-assess the duration of their pregnancy compared to those in other age groups.

Inequitable telehealth contraceptive care during the COVID-19 pandemic

UCSF Bixby Center
New research surveying cisgender women seeking contraceptive care is the first known look at regional trends or differences in the quality of telehealth on a national scale.

March 2023

Abortion bans in the US created a human rights crisis

The Daily Beast
Dr. Jennifer Kerns wrote about what attacks on mifepristone, a drug used in medication abortion, would mean for patients already suffering due to abortion bans. 

Misoprostol-only medication abortion: A sample protocol

UCSF Bixby Center
A group including Bixby members Daniel Grossman and Ushma Upadhyay published a new sample protocol for abortion using only misoprostol, with guidelines for clinicians and a sample education sheet to share with patients.

Young people don’t know about their emergency contraception options, but that can change

UCSF Bixby Center
Young people who don’t want to be pregnant need accurate information about their options, but awareness about emergency contraception and availability have lagged around the country. Improving their knowledge may be easy to do, according to new research from Beyond the Pill.

Preventing contraceptive coercion in the post-Roe era

MedPage Today
Dr. Christine Dehlendorf writes that reproductive autonomy must be at the center of contraceptive care post-Roe.