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January 2019

Simulation training improves respectful maternity care

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research looks at how a highly realistic simulation training from PRONTO International impacts respectful maternity care in Ghana.

Abortion restrictions can harm women. Let's follow evidence, not ideology, in 2019.

USA Today

Ushma Upadhyay highlights her research showing that abortion restrictions requiring that doctors have hospital admitting privileges harm women in an op-ed for USA Today

The impact of financial incentives on preventing HIV in newborns

UCSF Bixby Center
New research explores the impact of providing financial incentives for pregnant women in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, to complete steps to prevent transmitting HIV to their children.

CDC overestimates alcohol-exposed pregnancies

UCSF Bixby Center
To help ground the debate around alcohol risk and pregnancy, Bixby researchers used the same data as the CDC to estimate the expected actual number of alcohol-exposed pregnancies.

Medical students want more support with challenging patient interactions

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research looks at how medical students approach dealing with challenging patients and the support they want to succeed.

Two bills, one health plan: the Trump administration's latest attempt to restrict abortion access

The Hill
Sarah Wulf writes in The Hill that a proposed regulation of insurance coverage for abortion will confuse consumers, incentivize insurance providers to drop coverage and make it harder for women to access abortion care.

The dangerous rise of the IUD as poverty cure

New York Times
Drs. Christine Dehlendorf and Kelsey Holt warn about the dangers of pushing contraception as a silver bullet to end poverty in the New York Times.