Bixby News

A framework for contraceptive agency

February 16, 2024
In a new commentary, researchers with Innovations for Choice and Autonomy identify areas for innovation in defining and measuring contraceptive agency and offer a new framework.

The importance of "booster" sex education

February 14, 2024
Researchers partnered with a Youth Advisory Council to study how a new “booster” sex education called READY, Set, Go! can reinforce and expand upon students’ existing sexual health knowledge. 

Black pregnant women's anxiety increased during COVID-19

February 01, 2024
New research found that Black pregnant women’s anxiety increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by several factors beyond fear of infection.

Self-injected birth control more available during COVID-19, but overall availability remains low

January 17, 2024
New research from Beyond the Pill in Contraception shows that although birth control injections that people can administer themselves increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the method availability remains persistently low.

Creating an environment where providers can offer the best care

January 04, 2024
Patience Afulani and team tested an intervention to address provider stress and bias in Migori County, Kenya.

Patients with disabilities experience more barriers to reproductive care

January 03, 2024
Using surveys conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, ANSIRH researchers are studying the prevalence of ableism in reproductive health care and the barriers experienced by people with disabilities. 

Reconsidering urine drug testing in reproductive health

December 22, 2023
Researchers have created a new framework to assess whether to use urine drug tests in reproductive health settings.

Abortion training experts launch California’s Reproductive Health Service Corps

December 03, 2023
A consortium including Bixby Center leaders in sexual and reproductive health is launching California’s Reproductive Health Service Corps (RHSC), an unprecedented statewide initiative to improve access to abortion care and training and diversify the state’s reproductive health workforce.

How overturning Roe impacted family medicine abortion training

November 27, 2023
New research from the Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program explores the implications of overturning Roe on family medicine residency programs.

A direct and patient-centered approach to people’s contraceptive needs

November 14, 2023
New research highlights the need for a more specific and patient-centered question to connect people with contraceptive care.