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August 2020

The Africa Interdisciplinary Health Conference goes virtual

UCSF Bixby Center
The Africa Interdisciplinary Health Conference provides a platform for clinicians and researches to share their work. Conference founder Dr. Jerry Nutor and his team have been nimble with reimagining the conference and adding new content relevant to the global public health crisis caused by the pandemic.

Medical students can't provide abortions if they never learn how

Rewire.News
Bixby research shows that ob-gyn teaching hospitals often restrict abortion beyond state law, making it harder for people who want to learn to provide abortion care and the patients they care for.

How patients feel about discussing abortion during contraceptive counseling

UCSF Bixby Center

Abortions are a very common health experience in the United States, with about one in four women experiencing abortion in their lifetime.

Big hearts meet big challenges: How CAPTC is helping California stop the spread of COVID-19

UCSF Bixby Center
California Prevention Training Center’s expertise in disease intervention training for STI and HIV prevention makes them a natural fit for California Connected, the state’s massive contact tracing and public awareness campaign.

July 2020

Large Bay Area blood bank still turning away gay, bisexual men who meet US rules

San Francisco Chronicle
Dr. Deborah Cohan talked to the San Francisco Chronicle about the lack of a scientific basis for delaying blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

One step closer to first long-acting HIV prevention option for women in sub-Saharan Africa

UCSF Bixby Center
A woman-controlled, long-acting HIV prevention tool is one step closer to helping stop the spread of HIV.

Quality improvement package reduces stillbirth and newborn mortality in Kenya and Uganda

UCSF Bixby Center

Preterm birth remains a major contributor to infant mortality, accounting for more than a third of newborn deaths globally.

How some states are failing to ensure every mom has a healthy pregnancy

What to Expect
Ana Delgado talked to What to Expect about how factors like abortion restrictions, insurance coverage and access to midwifery care impact maternal health.

How homelessness and housing instability impact abortion outcomes

UCSF Bixby Center

People experiencing homelessness and housing instability often have worse reproductive health outcomes.

How the Supreme Court decision can affect your access to birth control

Healthline
Anjana Sharma offered advice for people concerned about the Supreme Court birth control decision in Trump v. Pennsylvania ​in Healthline.