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February 2019

Meet Dr. Alison El Ayadi, researcher taking on female genital fistula

UCSF Bixby Center
Seeing the importance of pregnancy and birth in women's lives led Dr. Alison El Ayadi to her groundbreaking work on exploring the continuum of care for obstetric complications, focused specifically on helping women return to normal lives after fistula repair.

More US ob-gyns are providing abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
The quality of abortion care depends on all people being able to receive safe and timely care. A national survey conducted in 2016-17 found that the percentage of U.S. ob-gyns who provide abortion rose from 14% in 2009 to 24%.

January 2019

What helps men stay in HIV care in Kenya and Uganda?

UCSF Bixby Center
The Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) trial actively worked to increase male engagement in care by addressing known barriers.

Simulation training improves respectful maternity care

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research looks at how a highly realistic simulation training from PRONTO International impacts respectful maternity care in Ghana.

The impact of financial incentives on preventing HIV in newborns

UCSF Bixby Center
New research explores the impact of providing financial incentives for pregnant women in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, to complete steps to prevent transmitting HIV to their children.

CDC overestimates alcohol-exposed pregnancies

UCSF Bixby Center
To help ground the debate around alcohol risk and pregnancy, Bixby researchers used the same data as the CDC to estimate the expected actual number of alcohol-exposed pregnancies.

Medical students want more support with challenging patient interactions

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research looks at how medical students approach dealing with challenging patients and the support they want to succeed.

Two bills, one health plan: the Trump administration's latest attempt to restrict abortion access

The Hill
Sarah Wulf writes in The Hill that a proposed regulation of insurance coverage for abortion will confuse consumers, incentivize insurance providers to drop coverage and make it harder for women to access abortion care.

The dangerous rise of the IUD as poverty cure

New York Times
Drs. Christine Dehlendorf and Kelsey Holt warn about the dangers of pushing contraception as a silver bullet to end poverty in the New York Times.