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February 2017

Adoption decisions among women denied abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
A new analysis of the Turnaway Study provides an unprecedented look at how women denied abortion weigh adoption as an alternative. Opponents of abortion often portray adoption as an equally desirable and viable alternative to abortion, but this study paints a very different picture.

Racial/ethnic differences in young women’s STI prevention strategies

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study finds that over 90 percent of young women report using at least one strategy to protect themselves from acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, the types of strategies used by young women differ along racial/ethnic lines.

The dangers of state-mandated abortion counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
Currently, 29 US states require health care providers to use state-approved materials when counseling a woman considering abortion. A new study illustrates how inaccuracies in these state-mandated materials can perpetuate misperceptions about abortion.

Amy Hagstrom Miller: Abortion advocates should think big

UCSF Bixby Center
In honor of the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Woman’s Health spoke to UCSF Bixby Center members and friends last week. Ms. Miller was the lead plaintiff in last year’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Supreme Court case, which struck down groundless abortion restrictions.

January 2017

Trump is wrong on abortion and Roe v. Wade

USA Today

ANSIRH Director Dan Grossman's op-ed on the impact of states' abortion restrictions and the dangerous prospect of repealing Roe v. Wade.

Providers as partners in contraceptive decision-making

UCSF Bixby Center
A new UCSF study finds that women choosing a birth control method are most satisfied with their decision-making process when their provider is engaged but not overbearing. Women who felt they shared in their contraceptive decision with their provider were most satisfied with both the decision-making process and the contraceptive method they selected.

Ky.’s new 20-week abortion ban will have serious consequences

Lexington Herald Leader

Op-ed by Bixby member Ushma Upadhyay on the consequences of Kentucky's new 20-week abortion ban, which has no exceptions for rape, incest or mental health problems.

Reducing HIV stigma through economic empowerment

UCSF Bixby Center

Despite advances in treatment and education, HIV remains a highly stigmatized disease in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV-positive people often experience social isolation and exclusion.