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December 2017

A promising research tool to better understand women’s experience with abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
A research method familiar to political scientists may hold new promise for public health researchers studying the prevalence of abortion, according to a new paper co-authored by Bixby Center researcher Dr. Christine Dehlendorf.

People living with HIV play a vital role in peer education and treatment in eastern Africa

UCSF Bixby Center
People living with HIV have long been targeted for medical care, but they have not always been viewed as actors in the process. A new study co-authored by UCSF Bixby researchers shows that people living with HIV in Kenya and Uganda are vital in helping to guide community members toward HIV treatment.

Removing obstacles to birth control after an abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
Research from ANSIRH shows that even in a state where Medicaid covers abortion and birth control for low-income women, some still face cost-related barriers.

November 2017

Dr. Jody Steinauer is our new Director

UCSF Bixby Center

We are very pleased to announce that, after a competitive national search, Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS, will become Director of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and the Darney Distinguis

Women want to know about religious restrictions when seeking reproductive healthcare

UCSF Bixby Center
A group of UCSF Bixby Center and University of Chicago researchers has conducted the first known nationally representative survey of women aged 18-45 to gauge their understanding and preferences regarding reproductive healthcare restrictions at religiously affiliated hospitals.

October 2017

Texan primary care providers face challenges filling the family planning gap

UCSF Bixby Center
Proponents of cutting public funding to Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health providers often argue that other clinics can step in. But research from ANSIRH, University of Texas at Austin and University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that providing family planning care to patients without the participation of established women’s health organizations presents serious challenges.

Medication abortion through telemedicine as safe as in person

UCSF Bixby Center
Pivotal new research from ANSIRH and Ibis Reproductive Health showed that there was no difference in the complication rate between women who had an in-person visit and those who received medication abortion via telemedicine.

September 2017

New efforts needed to protect women's health after fistula repair

UCSF Bixby Center
A group of researchers that included the Bixby Center’s Alison El Ayadi completed the first large study of women’s health following successful repair surgery in Guinea, and the findings raise concerns

Parental notification law in Illinois has troubling consequences for minors

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study by UCSF’s ANSIRH and Institute for Health Policy Studies examines the impacts of the parental notification law in Illinois and shows that increased parental involvement did not increase parental support or the minor’s certainty about her decision.

August 2017

How distance traveled for abortion affects where women seek follow-up care

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH researchers analyzed data from 39,747 abortions in California to evaluate how far women travel to seek abortion care, factors associated with traveling a greater distance, and how distance affects where women seek care after an abortion.