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December 2014

Major complications after abortion are extremely rare, study shows​

Medical Xpress
In the most comprehensive look yet at the safety of abortion, researchers at UC San Francisco have concluded that major complications are rare, occurring less than a quarter of a percent of the time, about the same frequency as colonoscopies.

November 2014

Addressing violence against women worldwide

UCSF Bixby Center
Violence against women and girls is a global public health problem of epidemic proportions, with an estimated 35% of women and girls experiencing some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes.

It's LARC Awareness Week

UCSF Bixby Center
The UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health has partnered with the California Family Health Council to spread the word about long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)—intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the implant.

What It's Like to Be Pregnant...and Male

Yahoo Health News
Last week, Obedin-Maliver and other researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, released a landmark study examining pregnancy in 41 transgender men, all of whom conceived after they’d transitioned.

Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges​

NPR Shots Blog
Pregnancy as a transgender man is unlike any other kind. No one expects a man to be pregnant, and study participants said they were often greeted with double-takes, suspicion and even hostility from strangers and health care providers.

October 2014

Fox News Indignant That A Public Health Course On Abortion Does Not Include Anti-Abortion Perspectives

Media Matters for America
The University of California San Francisco recently launched a new online course to "address abortion care from both clinical and social perspectives."

‘Obvious Child’ for the Web: New Online Course Combats “Abortion Stigma”​

A new massive online open course, “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications,” from the University of California San Francisco, available to anyone who registers, is trying to normalize abortion in a global public health context, and to get the full set of facts and context spread to as wide an audience as possible — especially to doctors and medical students.

Abortion: Not Easy, Not Sorry

Nearly one in three American women will have an abortion by age 45. Why are we so afraid to talk about it—or to acknowledge that our lives would have been so much less than we hoped for without it?

Massive, open online course on abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
The UCSF Bixby Center's Innovating Education in Reproductive Health program is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the first ever online course about abortion.

The Internet’s First Abortion Class​

The Daily Beast
For the first time ever, an American university is offering a dedicated online course on abortion. Starting on October 13th, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will offer a six-week class called “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications” through the online course platform Coursera.