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August 2019

Women entering prenatal care report unmet need for social services

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new study, ANSIRH conducted surveys and interviews with women entering prenatal care in Louisiana (a state with considerable restrictions on abortion) and Maryland (a state with almost no restrictions on the procedure) to understand their pregnancy intentions and health and social service needs.

We asked Black women how to tackle structural racism

Dr. Brittany Chambers writes about her research on structural racism and reproductive health, and the policy priorities her team is developing in partnership with Black women, in Apolitical's field guide on health equity and structural racism.

July 2019

Subtle abuse affects women during childbirth

The Conversation
Patience Afulani writes about her research in Kenya, Ghana and India highlighting the importance of respectful maternity care in The Conversation.

Majority of TV abortion plotlines reinforce myths about the procedure

UCSF Bixby Center
To understand how television portrays abortion procedures, ANSIRH viewed every plotline that contained an abortion over a ten-year period, looking at the type of abortion in addition to health outcomes, legal status, and whether the procedure was portrayed on screen.

Community health approach to HIV testing and treatment in rural Africa improves health on path to HIV epidemic control

UCSF Bixby Center
A new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine shares the results of a Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) trial in rural Kenya and Uganda.

Another study finds telemedicine is safe for certain abortions

Daniel Grossman talked to Healthline about new research affirming the safety of medication abortion through telemedicine.

Exploring friendship-based chain referral for adolescent HIV testing

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Family AIDS Care Education and Services (FACES) tested the use of a friendship-based chain referral approach, which has been successful in other settings, to recruit adolescents for HIV testing in Kisumu County, Kenya.

Where Roe v. Wade has the biggest effect

New York Times
Roe upholds abortion in very different ways around the country. Without it, the fallout would be highly uneven, according to new research by scholars at Middlebury College and two reproductive health research groups.

Livelihood program improves perceived mental health of people living with HIV in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Shamba Maisha study, supported by the National Institutes of Health, explored how a livelihood program impacted perceived mental health among people living with HIV in Migori County, Kenya.

Medicaid abortion restrictions are an insurmountable barrier

UCSF Bixby Center
Previous research on the impact of the Hyde Amendment found that about one quarter of women who would have had abortions instead gave birth when Medicaid does not cover abortion. A new ANSIRH study investigated whether that estimate is still relevant.