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June 2020

Fighting racism in reproductive health

UCSF Bixby Center
Resources from Bixby members to better understand and address the myriad ways racism manifests in sexual and reproductive health.

Kenyan providers’ perceptions of communication and women’s autonomy during childbirth

UCSF Bixby Center

Effective communication, respecting women’s views and allowing them to make informed choices for themselves are vital components of person-centered care.

Study examines the lasting effects of having—or being denied—an abortion

Fresh Air
ANSIRH's Diana Greene Foster discussed her new book about the groundbreaking Turnaway Study on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Meet Dr. Patience Afulani, researcher giving voice to women’s experiences

UCSF Bixby Center
Working as a medical doctor in a hospital in Ghana helped spark Dr. Patience Afulani's interest in maternal and child health and how they’re impacted by women’s experiences.

They're doctors. They're also incredibly effective—and dangerous—anti-abortion advocates

Mother Jones
Dan Grossman of ANSIRH talked to Mother Jones about how opponents of abortion use bad science to advance their cause.

Legislature should end antiquated regulation for certified nurse-midwives

Dr. Biftu Mengesha urges California to pass legislation allowing certified nurse-midwives to practice independently in CalMatters.

The importance of household relationships for Nepali women’s access to high-quality food

UCSF Bixby Center

Women in South Asia have some of the poorest nutritional indicators globally, which can lead to poor maternal and child health outcomes.

May 2020

How coronavirus is changing access to abortion

ANSIRH's Dan Grossman talked to Politico about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting access to abortion.

Ob-Gyn teaching hospitals often restrict abortion beyond state law

UCSF Bixby Center

Many women, especially those with complex medical needs, often rely on hospital-based abortions.

Experimental treatment lowers recurrence risk of bacterial vaginosis in phase 2 test

Reuters covered new research from Craig Cohen and Anke Hemmerling in the New England Journal of Medicine.