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April 2019

Nurses can lead in providing ethical pregnancy care to black women

UCSF Bixby Center
A new paper from Bixby member Monica McLemore, Karen Scott and Laura Britton provides nurses and public health professionals with tools to dismantle structural racism and ethical principles for providing pregnancy care to black women.

To prevent women from dying in childbirth, first stop blaming them

Scientific American

Monica McLemore partnered with Scientific American on a graphic data project illustrating racial disparities in maternal health. 

Young adults get more preventive care after the Affordable Care Act

UCSF Bixby Center
A new paper looked at whether or not the ACA has had a significant impact on preventive care among young adults.

NIH directors see UCSF research come to life in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
National Institute of Mental Health Director Josh Gordon, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Director Diana Bianchi and Fogarty International Center Director Roger Glass flew thousands of miles yet again to immerse themselves in UCSF’s work in Kisumu.

March 2019

Policies to decrease alcohol use during pregnancy may not work as intended

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from ANSIRH assessed the relationship between these laws targeting alcohol consumption during pregnancy and alcohol use among pregnant women

Food insecurity linked with intimate partner violence in Nepal

UCSF Bixby Center
New research explores the relationships between the food insecurity and intimate partner violence among married women in Nepal.

A wave of new bills would ban abortion before most women even know they're pregnant


Dr. Sanithia Williams talked to Refinery29 about the implications of so-called "heartbeat" bans. 

The effectiveness of interpersonal efforts to stigmatize abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH looks at crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), run by groups with an anti-abortion mission, to see how interpersonal interactions matter in the stigmatization of abortion.

Trump rule gagging doctors is a threat to women's lives


Dr. Karen Meckstroth writes in CalMatters that new Title X family planning program regulations violate medical ethics and endanger patients' health. 

Pilot study empowers Kenyan women living with HIV to have children

UCSF Bixby Center
A new pilot study conducted with Family AIDS Care and Education Services explored timed vaginal insemination and consistent male condom use as safe conception strategies for couples in Kisumu, Kenya, in which only the woman was HIV-positive.