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October 2019

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

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.

September 2019

Understanding the relationship between provider race and plans to provide abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research aims to understand racial differences in ob/gyn residents’ plans to provide abortion care after their residency training.

Infographic improves pharmacist knowledge about medication abortion in India

UCSF Bixby Center
Faced with increasing evidence that pharmacies are the first and primary point of contact for more than 11 million medication abortion users in India, researchers tested a simple intervention aimed at improving pharmacist knowledge.

If you don't want to provide abortions, don't go into healthcare

Monica McLemore explains in VICE why accommodations for conscience claims must be centered in the health care professions ethic of service to patients.

Abortion access is endangered: We need to prepare for a post-Roe America

Jody Steinauer writes for Salon about the ways that we can prepare for "abortion deserts" when patients still need care.

August 2019

Meet Dr. Ifeyinwa Asiodu, breastfeeding researcher centering Black women

UCSF Bixby Center
Dr. Ifeyinwa Asiodu’s research isn’t meant to sit in journals. “To know that my work is resonating with people and that they can use it to amplify and support the work they’re doing is one of the biggest motivating factors for me,” she says. “That’s why I do this work.”

US women are losing abortion access. Here are the facts.

Rebecca Griffin writes about ANSIRH's Turnaway Study and what policymakers need to understand about the impact of abortion restrictions in Apolitical.

Women giving birth in Uttar Pradesh, India, have worse experience at higher-level facilities

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby research looked at women’s experiences of patient-centered care in different facility types across the state of Uttar Pradesh.