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August 2018

US policies targeting drug use during pregnancy have become more punitive

UCSF Bixby Center
A new paper from UCSF, Alcohol Research Group and Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation breaks new ground in evaluating the landscape of policies around drug use and pregnancy.

Increasing men’s involvement in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission

UCSF Bixby Center
A new FACES publication showed that a novel approach holds promise for addressing barriers to male involvement and improving maternal and infant health.

Mobility linked with higher-risk sexual behaviors in Kenya and Uganda

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Carol Camlin and colleagues aims to better understand barriers to reaching mobile populations with HIV prevention and treatment by studying how mobility affects risk behaviors.

July 2018

Proposed changes to the Title X family planning program

The Lancet

Drs. Jody Steinauer and Phil Darney argue that proposed changes to the Title X family planning program violate medical ethics in The Lancet. 

Research suggests Nepal can expand medication abortion in pharmacies without compromising pregnancy prevention

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby research explores whether providing medication abortion by auxiliary nurse-midwives in pharmacies has any impact of adoption of post-abortion birth control.

Islamophobia isn't just wrong. It's making Muslims sick.

Sacramento Bee
ANSIRH's Dr. Goleen Samari talks about the public health consequences of Islamophobia in an op-ed for the Sacramento Bee.

New research explores women’s contraceptive counseling preferences in urban Mexico

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from The Program in Woman-Centered Contraception and partners investigates women’s preferences in Mexico to inform efforts to improve the quality of family planning services.

New Generation provides ‘gold standard’ reproductive health care for San Francisco youth from a new home

UCSF Bixby Center
In 2016, it seemed like the clinic’s legacy of providing free, confidential and compassionate sexual and reproductive health care to San Francisco youth was coming to an end. They had lost the lease on their Potrero Avenue location and struggled to find a way to continue serving the patients who relied on them. Instead, doctors, nurses, local school officials and current and former patients came together to fight for New Gen, their community, and their health.

Bimanual exam may not be essential for safe medication abortion by trained clinicians

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and the Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities in Nepal offers a promising approach to expand medication abortion access.

June 2018

Abortion laws requiring ambulatory surgical center standards are not supported by evidence

UCSF Bixby Center
The Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt paved the way for constitutional challenges to these laws, and new research from ANSIRH bolsters the argument that these regulations have no relationship to abortion safety.