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May 2022

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.

Toward abolition medicine

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby members Monica Hahn and Nicholas Rubashkin contributed to the AMA Journal of Ethics issue "Toward Abolition Medicine.”

March 2022

Asking more questions leads to higher accuracy in self-assessment of pregnancy duration

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH set out to find ways to reduce uncertainty in estimating how far along someone is in their pregnancy through the cross-sectional Gestational Duration Dating study, conducted as part of their research on Over-the-Counter Medication Abortion Study.

Amid abortion rights threat, OB-GYNs more vocal with support

Associated Press
Bixby members Jody Steinauer, Carole Joffe and Philip Darney talked to the Associated Press about growing vocal support for abortion care among ob-gyns. 

Global work to improve birth outcomes could help reduce racial disparities in the U.S.

UCSF Bixby Center
Patience Afulani argues that high income countries like the U.S. can learn from interventions first designed to improve health care in low- and middle-income countries. Her approach reverses the normal order of things in global health, providing an example of what it might look like to strip the field of its colonialist roots.

February 2022

Young women in Africa want choice in HIV prevention

UCSF Bixby Center
Nearly all adolescent girls and young women in a new study accepted one of two HIV prevention products they were offered.