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December 2018

Efforts needed to improve person-centered maternity care

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Patience Afulani and colleagues is the first known study to measure person-centered maternity care in in more than one country with the same tool.

Previous poor pregnancy outcomes linked to preterm birth

UCSF Bixby Center
New research adds an important dimension to the conversation about preterm birth by studying risk among women with a previous poor pregnancy outcome.

Miscarriage treatment is just as safe in offices as in ambulatory surgical centers

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH compares the safety of miscarriage treatment in three different facility types: office-based settings, hospitals, and ASCs.

November 2018

Providers adapt shared decision making for the complexity of contraceptive counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
Researchers from the Bixby Center and the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine did an in-depth analysis of how shared decision making plays out in counseling visits for birth control.

Should prenatal care providers offer pregnancy options counseling?

UCSF Bixby Center
Researchers from ANSIRH talked to women seeking prenatal care in Louisiana and Maryland to look at whether options counseling could be a beneficial part of early prenatal care.

We must do a better job with birth control education

CALMatters

Marta Cabral writes about Beyond the Pill's research showing that we need to do a better job with birth control education to help community college students achieve their academic and professional

Women are interested in new ways to access medication abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH explores women’s interest in new ways to access medication abortion.

Meet Dr. Dominika Seidman, clinical researcher confronting complex problems

UCSF Bixby Center
An Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Dr. Dominika Seidman combines her work caring for patients with research to create big-picture change.

No evidence to support so-called “abortion reversal”

UCSF Bixby Center
In a commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, ANSIRH’s Daniel Grossman and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Kari White make it clear that there is no evidence to support the effectiveness of “abortion reversal.”

Women’s physical and psychosocial health improves dramatically after fistula repair

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and partners is the first to look at year-long trajectories of physical and psychosocial health after fistula repair surgery in Uganda.