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December 2023

Reconsidering urine drug testing in reproductive health

UCSF Bixby Center
Researchers have created a new framework to assess whether to use urine drug tests in reproductive health settings.

It's time to stop shaming teen mothers

Cosmopolitan
Aisha Mays and April Bell call for support and resources for pregnant and parenting youth.

Abortion training experts launch California’s Reproductive Health Service Corps

UCSF Bixby Center
A consortium including Bixby Center leaders in sexual and reproductive health is launching California’s Reproductive Health Service Corps (RHSC), an unprecedented statewide initiative to improve access to abortion care and training and diversify the state’s reproductive health workforce.

November 2023

How overturning Roe impacted family medicine abortion training

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program explores the implications of overturning Roe on family medicine residency programs

A direct and patient-centered approach to people’s contraceptive needs

UCSF Bixby Center
New research highlights the need for a more specific and patient-centered question to connect people with contraceptive care.

October 2023

Balancing population-level contraception goals and a human rights approach

UCSF Bixby Center
New research finds that family planning providers and administrators in Ethiopia, India, and Mexico largely view high-quality contraceptive counseling as a means to get patients to use birth control.

A snapshot of ob-gyn residency abortion training after Dobbs

UCSF Bixby Center
New research on ob-gyn residencies demonstrates how abortion training is being stripped from residents but also reveals windows of opportunity for improvement.

September 2023

A patient-led approach to vaginal birth after c-section: What do patients think about including race in a VBAC predition model?

UCSF Bixby Center
New research suggests that having patients lead in assessing their chances of having a successful vaginal birth after a c-section may be an untapped resource for achieving a more person-centered and equitable approach to counseling.

How abortion bans are impacting young people

UCSF Bixby Center
Past and current research highlights the ways in which adolescents could be disproportionally affected by these policies and abortion restrictions.  A new publication from ANSIRH outlines this research.