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June 2022

In absence of Roe, healthcare providers have a professional and ethical duty to step up

Ms. Magazine
Following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe, Dr. Biftu Mengesha calls on healthcare providers to "wield our collective power to advocate for and provide everyone with the compassionate, dignified reproductive healthcare they deserve."

Telemedicine for birth control feels difficult for young adults experiencing food and housing insecurity

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from Beyond the Pill looked at whether young adults who had trouble accessing basic needs like food and housing would feel like they could use telemedicine for birth control.

Centering Black women’s abortion experiences

UCSF Bixby Center
Conversations about Black women and abortion often fail to account for these structural factors and are framed by comparing their experiences to white women as the “norm.” New research from Dr. Katherine Brown and team provides an alternative by centering the experiences of Black women and working to understand how they experience abortion care and the impact of structural racism on those experiences.

May 2022

Doctors are concerned about a post Roe v. Wade world

San Francisco Examiner
Doctors and medical students from UCSF shared their concerns about how overturning Roe v. Wade would affect abortion training and patient care.

Meet Purba Chatterjee, connector working to decolonize global health

UCSF Bixby Center
Thanks to Purba Chatterjee's experience across different divisions, departments, and countries, colleagues have come to view her as a connector, helping people find other people, jobs, grants and projects to serve the higher goal of improving public health.

Texas gives us a glimpse into a world without abortion care training

Los Angeles Times
Jody Steinauer wrote about working to move Texas ob-gyn residents out of state for abortion training and what it tells us about the post-Roe future for providers and patients.

Clinics’ challenges providing birth control during the pandemic

UCSF Bixby Center
Researchers from Beyond the Pill surveyed clinicians and staff to understand the challenges providers have faced in meetings patients’ needs for birth control and how they adapted clinical care during the pandemic.

April 2022

Almost half of US ob-gyn residents won’t get abortion training if Roe v. Wade is overturned

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new paper co-authored by Bixby members, researchers mapped ob-gyn residency programs across the US and highlighted those in states hostile to abortion access.

Lifting FDA regulations could help family doctors provide medication abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby Center researchers and colleagues looked at the burden of the REMS as part of a study exploring how family medicine values can be used to encourage family physicians to integrate medication abortion into their practices. In interviews, 41% of family physicians named or described the REMS as a barrier to providing medication abortion.

Prenatal care is crucial to preventing congenital syphilis

UCSF Bixby Center
New research analyzing data on pregnant people with syphilis and their infants in California found that receiving late or no prenatal care, early stage of syphilis, and living in Central California were linked to congenital syphilis.