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February 2021

Student debt is driving more Americans to donate their eggs—and some suffer lasting complications

Diane Tober wrote about her research with egg donors and how many of them struggle with student loan debt.

Seven percent of US women will self-manage abortion

UCSF Bixby Center

Self-managed abortion, ending a pregnancy without formal supervision from a medical professional, has a long history within the United States, but the practice has gained recent attention as aborti

To effectively defeat the pandemic, we have to tackle white supremacy in healthcare

Business Insider
Ana Delgado writes that we need to focus on fighting white supremacy to remove barriers that Black and Latinx patients face during the COVID-19 pandemic and move toward reproductive justice.

Structural racism as defined by Black women

UCSF Bixby Center

Exposure to structural racism has been shown to be a leading risk factor for adverse maternal and infant health outcomes among Black women.

January 2021

The role of bias in how women are treated during childbirth: a Kenya case study

The Conversation
Patience Afulani writes about her research exploring the role of provider bias in maternity care disparities.

How the Biden administration should stand up for abortion rights

The Washington Post
Daniel Grossman of ANSIRH and Herminia Palacio of the Guttmacher Institute call on the Biden administration to suspend the in-person requirement to obtain abortion pills and work with Congress to repeal the Hyde and Helms amendments.

The role of provider bias in maternity care disparities in western Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby member Patience Afulani conducted a study with maternity care providers in western Kenya to understand provider implicit and explicit bias and how that may contribute to disparities in care.

Fresno County Latino teens are studied for how they handle pandemic pressures

Fresno Bee
Mara Decker wrote about her research on the impact of COVID on young people in Fresno County for the Fresno Bee.

Meet Dr. Diane Tober, anthropologist demystifying egg donation

UCSF Bixby Center
Dr. Diane Tober examines thorny questions around reproduction as a Medical Anthropologist in the UCSF School of Nursing.

California needs to repair the damage from its history of systematic sterilizations

Bixby advocacy fellow Janelli Vallin calls on Gov. Newsom to fund reparations for survivors of forced sterilization in California.