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August 2016

2011 Ohio law made abortions riskier, more costly

After Ohio enacted a law forcing abortion providers to prescribe an outdated drug regimen, women who received medication abortions there were more likely to experience complications and higher prices, a study shows.

Ohio law on medical abortion was bad for women's health

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A new study from ANSIRH shows that using an out-of-date protocol for medical abortion was bad for women's health in Ohio. This 2011 law prohibited the use of the evidence-based regimen for medical abortion that was and remains the accepted standard of care.

Patients ‘throwing up in the parking lot’ under Ohio abortion law

As the authors of a new study on medication abortion write,"There is no evidence that the change in law led to improved abortion outcomes. Indeed, our findings suggest the opposite."

Reducing the impact of Zika with access to birth control

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As Zika virus spreads in the United States and territories, the UCSF Bixby Center is working with providers to reduce its impact on pregnant women.

What abortion access advocates can learn from other social movements

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In a new commentary, Dr. Katrina Kimport compares the divergent success of the marriage equality and abortion access movements.

July 2016

Updated guidance for contraceptive providers

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How do women's health care providers stay current with all the research on birth control?

What support do women seek at pregnancy resource centers?

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A new study from the UCSF Bixby Center shows that most people went to the All-Options Center seeking parenting rather than pregnancy resources.

HIV disclosure results in different experiences for women and men

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In a large study in East Africa, men and women had very different experiences when considering whether to tell their partners about an HIV diagnosis.

Engaging men in HIV testing and care

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Compared to women, men have had lower levels of HIV testing and poor connections to care, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

What can social science contribute to HIV/AIDS research?

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More than 30 years into HIV/AIDS in Africa, new treatment and prevention tools have brought us within reach of ending the epidemic.