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December 2021

I provided abortions while the Supreme Court argued over Roe v. Wade

Rewire News Group
Dr. Eleanor Drey writes about providing abortion care on the day of Supreme Court arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization and why abortion care is so important for her patients.

Providers’ self-reflections on person-centered maternity care in Kenya and Ghana

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study aimed to bridge the gap on measuring person-centered maternity care from the perspective of healthcare providers, to help inform efforts to provide respectful care.

What we get wrong about adoption

The Nation
Gretchen Sisson and Jessica Harrison write about how positive cultural narratives about abortion obscure problems faced by parents who put children up for adoption and adoptees.

Ob-gyn residents without abortion training feel less prepared to treat miscarriages

UCSF Bixby Center
New research in Obstetrics & Gynecology found that obstetrics and gynecology residents in programs without abortion training feel less prepared to offer care for people experiencing early pregnancy loss.

November 2021

What happens when it’s too late to get an abortion

New York Times
With Supreme Court arguments approaching on Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, Diana Greene Foster of ANSIRH wrote about the findings of the Turnaway Study and how being denied an abortion impacts people's lives.

Bridging the gap between sex education and clinical services

UCSF Bixby Center
California is the only known state to formally incorporate clinical information into adolescent sexual health programs. Bixby researchers talked to young people around the state to hear their thoughts on this clinical info and their suggestions for improvement.

People who face barriers to abortion care are more likely to attempt self-managed abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH researchers found that attempted self-managed abortion is higher among people facing barriers to abortion care.

October 2021

Job dissatisfaction rose during the pandemic for healthcare workers in Ghana and Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
To inform workforce development efforts that will impact current and future pandemic response in sub-Saharan Africa, Patience Afulani and colleagues explored job satisfaction among healthcare workers in Ghana and Kenya during the pandemic.

A new vision for family justice: Advocates release groundbreaking recommendations to help BIPOC families thrive

UCSF Bixby Center
In response to removals and mistreatment in the family regulation system, advocates have released the groundbreaking Family Justice Summit Report, offering recommendations to workers in the system, hospitals, schools, elected officials and policymakers.

How the COVID pandemic impacted young people’s romantic and sexual relationships

UCSF Bixby Center
We don’t know much yet about how the pandemic impacted their romantic and sexual relationships, which can have implications for young people’s development. New Bixby Center research is one of the first studies to examine the immediate impacts of social distancing on those relationships.