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February 2020

Obstetricians clash over Nebraska bill that would ban second-trimester abortion method

Omaha World-Herald
Bixby director Dr. Jody Steinauer testified against a ban on a common, safe 2nd-trimester abortion method in her home state of Nebraska.

Storytellers experience both harassment and empowerment after sharing abortion stories publicly

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from ANSIRH explored the experiences of people who shared their abortion stories publicly.

How to make PrEP more youth-friendly in Kenya and Uganda

UCSF Bixby Center
The SEARCH team held focus groups of young men and young women age 15-24 in the study’s communities in Kenya and Uganda to deepen understanding of their demand and uptake of PrEP.

Black women in poor neighborhoods more likely to experience interpersonal racism

UCSF Bixby Center
New research led by Brittany Chambers looks and pregnant and early postpartum Black women’s exposure to structural racism and self-reported experience of racial discrimination and how those two are related.

January 2020

Being denied an abortion has a devastating financial impact, a new study says

As new legislation seeks to tighten abortion access across the United States, new research shows that people who are turned away from abortion clinics face an uphill battle afterwards.

Perceived abortion stigma and psychological well-being after receiving or being denied an abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
As part of the Turnaway Study, ANSIRH examined perceived abortion stigma among people who obtained an abortion near a facility’s gestational limit and among people who were denied an abortion because they were past the facility’s gestational limit, and followed both groups over five years.

California calls itself a 'reproductive freedom' state. Here's how it can make good on that

Los Angeles Times
Dr. Daniel Grossman of ANSIRH outlines ways California can help address the restrictive national landscape for abortion access.

Evidence supports holistic approach to helping women recover from fistula

UCSF Bixby Center
Alison El Ayadi contributed a paper to a supplement in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics to help fill the knowledge gap around the range of rehabilitation and reintegration services that are offered along with fistula repair surgery and identify areas where more research is needed.

An overwhelming majority of women who have an abortion say the decision was right for them 5 years later

UCSF Bixby Center
As part of the Turnaway Study, a five-year study examining the health and socioeconomic consequences of having an abortion in the US, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health examined decision rightness and emotional outcomes prospectively over time.

Debunking the 'abortion regret' narrative: Data shows women feel relief, not regret

Corinne Rocca of ANSIRH writes about new research showing that the vast majority of women who have abortions reported that it was the right decision for them.