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October 2013

Improving abortion access in California

UCSF Bixby Center
Women in California will now have greater access to safe and comprehensive reproductive health care, thanks in large part to research conducted by the UCSF Bixby Center.

NASG/Lifewrap Named a Breakthrough Innovation to Save Mother’s Lives in 2015

UCSF Bixby Center
The UCSF Bixby Center’s Safe Motherhood Program is honored to announce that the Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG/Lifewrap) has been selected as one of UNICEF/USAID/Every Mother Counts/PATH’s Ten Breakthrough Innovations to Save Mother’s Lives in 2015.

September 2013

Bixby’s Cynthia Harper Receives the Guttmacher Institute 2013 Darroch Award

UCSF Bixby Center
The Guttmacher Institute announced Cynthia C. Harper, PhD, Bixby Principal Investigator and Associate Professor in UCSF's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, as the 2013 recipient of the Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research.

August 2013

Life Wrap saves mothers' lives beyond clinical trials

UCSF Bixby Center
The UCSF Safe Motherhood Program and Pathfinder International have completed an evaluation of the real-life use of the Life Wrap non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) in Nigeria.

July 2013

UCSF Bixby Center joins the Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network

UCSF Bixby Center
The UCSF Bixby Center has been selected by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) as a member of the Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network (CCTN).

April 2013

Pelvic exams may be unnecessary for asymptomatic women

UCSF Bixby Center
Performing routine pelvic exams may be medically unnecessary for healthy women with no symptoms. So why do physicians continue to perform such exams with no clear evidence that they provide preventive benefit?

Philadelphia Case Exposes Deep Rift In Abortion Debate

NPR Shots Blog
This is the sixth week of the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the physician charged with five counts of murder in the deaths of a woman and infants at the Philadelphia abortion clinic he owned and operated.

Emergency contraception available over-the-counter for all ages

UCSF Bixby Center
On April 5th, 2013 a federal district judge ruled that levonorgestrel emergency contraception must be available without a prescription for women of all ages within the next 30 days.

February 2013

Turnaway Study releases preliminary findings

UCSF Bixby Center
At the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in October 2012, UCSF Bixby Center researchers shared the first findings from the Turnaway Study.

January 2013

How State Governments Are Regulating Away Abortion​

Instead of seeking to ban abortion outright, which would violate the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion groups are pushing laws that would make it too expensive for providers to remain in operation.