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February 2018

Quality counseling leads to better psychological outcomes for second-trimester abortion for pregnancy complications

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from UCSF and Yale University looks at the relationship between the quality of counseling and the anxiety, grief and post-traumatic stress women felt after having an abortion in the second trimester because of complications in a wanted pregnancy.

Good signs for HIV treatment for children in East Africa

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from a large team looks at children’s ability to maintain ART consistently through 4 programs in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Removing immigrant fathers harms sexual health and wellbeing of their daughters

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Kate Coleman-Minahan of the University of Colorado School of Nursing and Goleen Samari of ANSIRH shows that policies that keep families together and give them access to employment directly affect children and adolescents. Exploitation of immigrants and policies that separate families undermine their sexual and reproductive health.

Contraceptive counseling reinforces burden on women for preventing pregnancy

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new study, ANSIRH’s Katrina Kimport finds that providers generally devalue male body-based methods in their counseling.

How Trump's decision puts women's health at risk

San Jose Mercury News
Bixby Center Director Dr. Jody Steinauer and Assistant Professor Dr. Lori Freedman argue that the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to expand religious refusal laws in healthcare could have dangerous consequences for patients.

January 2018

Knowledge is empowerment: FACES Scientific Writing Workshop in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
Family AIDS Care & Education Services (FACES) is so proud of their 33 participants of the FACES Scientific Writing Workshop held January 15-19.

Medication abortion from nurses at pharmacies in Nepal as safe as going to a clinic

UCSF Bixby Center
Nepal has been a leader in reducing maternal deaths by improving access to abortion care, but it’s still difficult for women in rural areas to find safe and effective care. A new study co-authored by Bixby Center, ANSIRH and CREHPA researchers shows that offering medication abortion at pharmacies could be an important step toward increasing access to abortion.

Restricting abortion access threatens women's economic security

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study released new findings on the socioeconomic consequences of being denied a wanted abortion.

Key factors for keeping mothers from passing HIV to infants

UCSF Bixby Center
Over 90% of children in Kenya living with HIV were exposed to the virus while in their mothers’ wombs. While antiretroviral therapy (ART) is widely available, there are still far too many pregnant women who don’t get treatment. A new study co-authored by UCSF Bixby Center researchers identified several factors linked to mothers passing HIV on to infants.

Decreasing the risk of unsafe abortion in Peru through harm reduction

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from ANSIRH, Ibis Reproductive Health, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Instituto Peruano de Paternidad Responsable (INPPARES) tested a way to guide women to safer abortion options within restrictive legal limits.