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December 2020

Retiree living the RV dream fights $12,387 nightmare lab fee

Kaiser Health News
Ina Park talked to Kaiser Health News about a patient who was billed thousands of dollars for STI tests she didn't request and wasn't informed about for their Bill of the Month series.

The pandemic didn't have to be this bad

System Check
Monica McLemore talked about the defunding of the public health system and how that impacts the response to the COVID-19 pandemic with Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren on The Nation's System Check podcast.

The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on access to abortion care

UCSF Bixby Center

Independent abortion clinics have experienced considerable challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health measures like quarantine requirements, school closures and travel restrictions.

Community-based HIV testing services can help increase HIV testing rates in western Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center

The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) set a testing target of 90% of all individuals with HIV knowing their HIV status, which some countries are struggling to meet.

November 2020

Pelvic exams can be a barrier to birth control for women with history of intimate partner violence

UCSF Bixby Center

Pelvic examinations used to be required to obtain hormonal contraception, creating a substantial barrier to accessing Starting in the mid-1990s, professional medical organizations walked back this

Act now for maternity care that can survive the next crisis

Dilys Walker and Carolyn Smith Hughes call on funders, global and local development organizations, researchers and academic institutions, program implementers, the tech sector, and policy and advocacy organizations to seize this opportunity to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic while building more resilient systems for lasting change in Devex.

Counseling’s impact on adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among pregnant and breastfeeding women

UCSF Bixby Center

Pregnant women living with HIV can transmit the infection to their babies in utero, during delivery or through breastfeeding.

How overturning Roe v. Wade could impact people's health nationwide

Mai Fleming talked to Healthline about how overturning Roe v. Wade could impact people's health and how many people already struggle to access abortion care.

October 2020

People are still having sex. So why are STD rates dropping?

New York Times
Dr. Ina Park talked to the New York Times about challenges to STD testing during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on patients.

The ABC: Abortion & birth control

Hormonal Podcast
Dr. Stephanie Frazin explained what to expect with different abortion procedures, discussed abortion stigma and answered user questions on Clue's Hormonal podcast.