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May 2019

'Heartbeat' bills get the science of fetal heartbeats all wrong

Dr. Jennifer Kerns talked to WIRED about the lack of evidence behind so-called "heartbeat" bans and how they threaten abortion access.

Policies targeting alcohol use in pregnancy harm instead of help

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from ANSIRH finds negative effects from policies targeting alcohol use during pregnancy.

Childbirth is hard: Health systems shouldn’t make it harder

Writing for Apolitical, Dr. Patience Afulani argues that poor maternity care isn't just disrespectful--it's dangerous for women's health. She offers solutions for health care providers, health systems and policymakers.

Understanding fistula-related stigma to improve women’s lives

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research aims to better understand the unique dimensions of stigma around fistula.

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.