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March 2019

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

Refinery29

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

CalMatters

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.

K Scholar Team Science Awardees Bring Family Planning Care to Liver Transplant Recipients

UCSF Bixby Center
When UCSF transplant hepatologist Monika Sarkar, MD heard about the “CTSI K Scholar Team Science Awards”, a research study on family planning among women with liver transplants immediately came to mind. Sarkar who specializes in women with liver disease, had known that fellow K Scholar, Bixby Center member Dominika Seidman, MD, was also family a planning specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with experience working on contraception access in other patient populations

Nurses call on President Trump to rescind dangerous "gag" rule on reproductive health care

San Francisco Chronicle

Bixby Center members Monica McLemore and Diana Taylor joined nursing colleagues to condemn the "domestic gag rule" for undermining patient care and playing politics with people's health. 

February 2019

Providers need more training to counsel men living with HIV on family planning

UCSF Bixby Center

Men are often left behind in efforts related to birth control, conception and pregnancy care, but involving them can have positive benefits.

Meet Dr. Alison El Ayadi, researcher taking on female genital fistula

UCSF Bixby Center
Seeing the importance of pregnancy and birth in women's lives led Dr. Alison El Ayadi to her groundbreaking work on exploring the continuum of care for obstetric complications, focused specifically on helping women return to normal lives after fistula repair.

More US ob-gyns are providing abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
The quality of abortion care depends on all people being able to receive safe and timely care. A national survey conducted in 2016-17 found that the percentage of U.S. ob-gyns who provide abortion rose from 14% in 2009 to 24%.

January 2019

What helps men stay in HIV care in Kenya and Uganda?

UCSF Bixby Center
The Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) trial actively worked to increase male engagement in care by addressing known barriers.