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December 2019

How TV shows depicted abortion in 2019

UCSF Bixby Center
In 2019, ANSIRH documented 43 abortion depictions on television—more than they’ve seen in any previous year.

My Birth Control tool improves counseling for patients and providers

UCSF Bixby Center
Choosing a birth control method can be complex, since most people have more than 10 methods that are medically appropriate. In order to promote a shared decision-making approach to contraceptive counseling and improve patient experiences selecting a birth control method, the Person-Centered Reproductive Health Care Program (PCRHP) created a decision support tool called My Birth Control, and tested its impact on both patients and providers.

Scientists suggest fertility control as a way to combat climate change. Now that’s alarming

Los Angeles Times
Kelsey Holt of the Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program argues that focusing on family planning as a solution distracts from the fundamental causes of climate change and threatens reproductive autonomy.

Racial inequities in treatment for pain after cesarean birth

UCSF Bixby Center
Using information from North Carolina Women’s Hospital, Bixby member Dr. Ifeyinwa Asiodu and colleagues at the University of North Carolina, led by Dr. Jasmine Johnson, published the first study to explore whether a similar health inequity exists for pain treatment after cesarean birth.

November 2019

Antenatal care in Kenya needs improvement

The Conversation
Patience Afulani and Rebecca Griffin write about the importance of improving prenatal care in Kenya—both the services women receive and their experience of person-centered care.

Understanding how communities impact adolescent childbearing

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research aims to understand community-level factors associated with the substantial decline in adolescent births in California from 2000-2014.

Medical and midwifery students in Chile want their university to provide abortion training

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH researchers examined medical and midwifery students’ attitudes toward providing abortion care soon after abortion was decriminalized.

A new approach to reach people who don’t know their HIV status in sub-Saharan Africa

UCSF Bixby Center

Knowledge of HIV status is the starting point for prevention, care and treatment and the first step toward reaching UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets.

October 2019

Supporting transgender and gender-diverse people during pregnancy

UCSF Bixby Center
HIVE and colleagues offer ways to support transgender and gender-diverse patients in having a positive and gender-affirming experience before, during and after pregnancy.

Health websites should do a better job reflecting evidence about miscarriage

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH explores the accuracy and completeness of information about miscarriage on popular health websites.