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January 2020

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.

Scientific evidence is less important than stories in shaping state legislators’ abortion policy decisions

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from ANSIRH explored whether and how state legislators use the large body of evidence around abortion and its safety when making policy decisions.

Meet Dr. Lauren Ralph, researcher putting young people first

UCSF Bixby Center
Dr. Lauren Ralph of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health is taking the challenges of adolescent sexual health research head on. “We’re doing a disservice if we can’t gather their perspectives and experiences and make better policy for them.”