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May 2020

Microbiome therapy protects against recurrent bacterial vaginosis

UCSF Bixby Center

A product containing healthy vaginal bacteria has proved effective against recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV), an extremely common vaginal infection that is associated with preterm birth, HIV infec

Meet Dr. Monica Hahn, physician merging activism and medicine

UCSF Bixby Center
Years ago, Dr. Monica Hahn thought she’d be more likely to end up protesting in the streets than seeing patients in an exam room. Now an assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, Hahn is the daughter of Korean immigrants and the first person in her family to go to medical school.

How does social health insurance influence seeking care in Kenya and Ghana?

UCSF Bixby Center

Social Health Insurance (SHI), a system involving pooling risks and funds from individuals, government and other entities, is often used by countries to move toward ensuring everyone can receive af

During COVID-19, abortion remains essential health care

Morning Consult
Bixby director Jody Steinauer argues that abortion must remain accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic in Morning Consult.

April 2020

Responsive and respectful maternity care needs protection during COVID-19 crisis

The Conversation
Patience Afulani and Nadia Diamond-Smith write in The Conversation about why person-centered maternity care is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, when anxiety and risks are high.

America's maternal mortality crisis

Next Question with Katie Couric
Monica McLemore talked about structural racism and maternal mortality with Katie Couric on Next Question.

FDA 'commencing a study' that could lead to the removal of a once-lifetime ban on gay men donating blood as COVID-19 survivor says he was turned away from blood center for being gay

Good Morning America
HIV specialist Monica Hahn explained why the ban on blood donation from men who have sex with men is unscientific and discriminatory on Good Morning America.

Having an abortion in an ambulatory surgical center costs hundreds more than office-based settings

UCSF Bixby Center

Several states have laws that require abortions to be provided in Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) under the argument of improving abortions safety.

Ensuring all stakeholders benefit from research across Africa

UCSF Bixby Center
It’s far too common for the results of research to never reach some of the people who can benefit most—whether it’s researchers in other fields or the participants who made the research possible. Dr. Jerry John Nutor, Assistant Professor in Family Health Care Nursing at UCSF, recently wrote about this challenge for The Conversation.

How does toilet access influence pregnant and breastfeeding women’s adherence to HIV medication?

UCSF Bixby Center

Access to adequate sanitation, including access to toilet facilities, increases human dignity and promotes health.