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April 2020

COVID-19 is no reason to abandon pregnant people

Scientific American
Monica McLemore argues that new rules prohibiting spouses or doulas during labor and delivery in many New York City hospitals are putting vulnerable populations at greater risk.

Typical measures may underestimate number of unintended pregnancies in the U.S.

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health looked at both measurements of pregnancy intention before women became pregnant and then again, once they were pregnant.

The network of abortion providers in red states was already delicate. Then came the coronavirus.

Mother Jones
Mother Jones talked to Carole Joffe about new challenges to abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctors and healthcare facilities need to prepare as self-managed abortion increases under restrictive laws

UCSF Bixby Center

Many states across the U.S. have passed laws restricting access to abortion and several states are considering new legislation to further limit access.

March 2020

Anti-choice politicians are using the coronavirus to deny abortion rights

Rolling Stone
Carole Joffe and David Cohen write about how anti-abortion groups and politicians are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to block access to abortion.

Online communication groups can increase positive attitudes towards contraceptive methods

UCSF Bixby Center

Peers are an influential source for information on types of birth control and people often consider them more trustworthy than clinicians.

Women have a variety of reasons for visiting anti-abortion pregnancy centers

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new study, ANSIRH interviewed women who had visited pregnancy resource centers about their reasons for going and their experiences at the center.

Giving birth can be transformative. Having an abortion can be transformative, too

Dr. Dominika Seidman writes about her work providing full-spectrum reproductive health care to people experiencing incarceration or homelessness, substance use disorders or significant mental illness. She writes that that state of Louisiana is wrong to argue that abortion providers like her shouldn't be able to represent their patients in court.

What drives providers to disrespect and abuse women during childbirth?

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby research uses interviews with providers in 18 facilities in rural Kenya to examine drivers of disrespect and abuse during maternity care.

Celebrating abortion providers as a Supreme Court decision looms

UCSF Bixby Center
ixby providers and friends of Bixby shared their stories of why they provide abortion care with the #MyRightMyDecision coalition that is educating and mobilizing people in response to a Supreme Court case.