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September 2015

Supporting interdisciplinary women’s health research

UCSF Bixby Center
The UCSF Bixby Center is the new home of the Bridging Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program.

Women welcome pope’s remarks on abortion

Boston Globe
When Catherine Adair heard Pope Francis’ announcement Tuesday that all priests can now formally absolve women who have had abortions, she said that tears of gratitude ran down her face.

Catholic hospitals sued for refusing emergency care to pregnant women

BuzzFeed News
The ACLU filed a lawsuit Thursday against Trinity Health Corporation, which operates nearly 80 hospitals nationwide. The case is only the most recent of many controversies involving Catholic hospitals, which refuse abortions under all circumstances.

August 2015

Women’s preferences for public versus private birth control services

UCSF Bixby Center
Nearly 40 percent of women in developing countries seek birth control from the private sector. However, the reasons that women choose private or public providers are not well understood.

#Pricecheck: yes, you can give birth for $250

About a month ago, we asked you to share what you paid for childbirth. Many of you shared your costs with our #PriceCheck project.

Making a one-year supply of birth control a national standard

UCSF Bixby Center
A group of federal lawmakers recently sent a letter to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urging the agency to require health insurance plans to cover a 12-month supply of birth control without out-of-pocket costs.

Postpartum birth control reduces subsequent preterm births

UCSF Bixby Center
Preterm birth -- or birth before 37 weeks’ gestation -- is a significant cause of newborn illness and death around the world.

How to really defend Planned Parenthood

New York Times
Why does the pro-choice movement so often find itself in a defensive crouch?

Debunking ‘abortion regret,’ and Donald Trump’s rape problem

RH Reality Check
On this episode of Reality Cast, Amanda Marcotte interviews a researcher who worked on the study showing abortion regret isn’t really a problem for women.

GOP drive to defund Planned Parenthood fails in the Senate

Al Jazeera
Conservative lawmakers championed but ultimately failed to forward legislation — in a 53-to-46 vote — that would have stripped Planned Parenthood of $528 million of federal funding.