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April 2021

Meet Dr. Ina Park, physician fighting STI stigma

UCSF Bixby Center
Dr. Ina Park's drive to change the way people think about STIs inspired her to write her new book, Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History and Surprising Secrets of STDs.

Stress and burnout among maternity providers in western Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center

Stress and burnout among healthcare workers has been recognized as a global crisis.

March 2021

A letter to a pregnant person during COVID-19

Culturas
Cynthia Gutierrez shares her experience with pregnancy and navigating the racism embedded in the medical system during COVID-19.

Healthcare workers may be heroes, but they are also human

Morning Consult
Alison Comfort wrote about her results from the first national study exploring stress and anxiety among outpatient providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pharmacists can effectively dispense mifepristone for abortions

UCSF Bixby Center

Current FDA requirements mandate that mifepristone, a drug used for medication abortions, be dispensed by certified healthcare providers in clinics, medical offices, or hospitals.

I'm an obstetrician. Stop stigmatizing home births.

Slate
Nicholas Rubashkin wrote about the story of his own birth at home and argued that stigma around home birth deprives people of the supportive birth experience they deserve in Slate.

Medicaid coverage is critical for ensuring abortion access

UCSF Bixby Center

As state legislatures across the US enact abortion restrictions, access to abortion care is increasingly jeopardized.

My patients shouldn't have to fight this hard for abortion. Will Biden get in the ring?

USA Today
Katherine Brown shows how public coverage of abortion care helps her patients get the compassionate care they deserve and calls on the Biden administration and Congress to end the Hyde amendment.

Outpatient providers face stress and anxiety during COVID-19

UCSF Bixby Center

As we approach the year mark for initial COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders across the country, new research is emerging about the impact of the epidemic on healthcare providers’ mental health.