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December 2019

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.

The Pill is nearly 60 and still requires a prescription. Why is that?

Healthline
Dr. Jennifer Karlin talked to Healthline about the safety of providing birth control over the counter.

Gaps in quality, person-centered prenatal care in rural Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby research looks at the quality of care through surveying women in Migori County, a rural county in western Kenya. It’s one of few studies to looking at both provision of prenatal services and women’s experiences of care.

Madagascar trial: how a simple pregnancy test can change lives

The Conversation
Alison Comfort writes about her research showing that making pregnancy tests affordable in low-resource countries is a simple, cost-effective way to help more women get access to prenatal counseling and health services.