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May 2018

Abortion not linked to increased risk of suicidal thoughts

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study found no evidence that women who have abortions are at higher risk of developing symptoms of suicidal ideation than women denied abortions.

Make no mistake--Trump's Title X decision is a real threat to women's lives

Bixby's Dr. Sanithia Williams writes about how women of color and women who receive a low income, who already face significant inequities in our healthcare system, will bear the burden of the callous and unjust "domestic gag rule."

Exploring women’s preferences for birth companionship in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from the Bixby Center, UCSF Institute for Global Health Studies and the Kenya Medical Research Institute is the first study to explore how companionship during birth is practiced in Kenya and how patients and providers perceive it.

Meet Dr. Biftu Mengesha, fierce advocate for reproductive justice

UCSF Bixby Center
A revelatory experience as a medical student in a maternal-child hospital ward set Dr. Biftu Mengesha on the path to providing compassionate, patient-centered care as an Assistant Professor in the Bixby Center

Dr. Philip Darney awarded inaugural UCSF Campaign Alumni Award

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby Center Director Emeritus Dr. Philip Darney was awarded one of twelve inaugural UCSF Campaign Alumni awards in anticipation of Alumni Weekend.

27 cities in the US are “abortion deserts"

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH conducted a first-of-its-kind study that focused on online searches to replicate the experience of people searching for information about where to find abortion care.

Young women don’t know about the IUD as emergency contraception

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and Planned Parenthood shows that very few young women had heard of using the IUD as a form of emergency contraception.

LGBTQ patients face discrimination and erasure when seeking reproductive health care

UCSF Bixby Center
Negative experiences with reproductive health care are a “running joke in the LGBTQ community,” according to interviewees in a new ANSIRH study that explores the reproductive health care priorities and experiences of LGBTQ people.

April 2018

Islamophobia is a public health issue

UCSF Bixby Center
A new research review from ANSIRH, Stony Brook University and UCLA shines a light on a hidden consequence of intensifying Islamophobia: it undermines health equity.

Abortion training for medical residents on the rise, but gaps remain

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and Florida Atlantic University looks at the current status of abortion training in medical residency programs around the country and how they are preparing residents to provide comprehensive care.