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Resource: Contraceptive counseling scale measures patient experience

May 17, 2023
The Quality of Contraceptive Counseling (QCC) Scale is now available to download and use in your contraceptive care research and programming.

Ob-gyn residents value working with underserved communities, yet those communities still lack providers

May 05, 2023
May 5, 2023 A workforce report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists highlighted the lack of obstetricians and gynecologists in underserved rural and urban communities. They predicted increasing disparities in access to care if that trend continues. A new research letter...

Adolescents can assess how far along they are in pregnancy

April 27, 2023
A new study from ANSIRH found that young people ages 15-19 are able to accurately self-assess the duration of their pregnancy compared to those in other age groups.

Black pregnant patients face more drug tests—regardless of their history

April 14, 2023
April 14, 2023 Black pregnant patients were more likely to receive a urine toxicology test during labor and delivery than white patients—regardless of their history of substance use—according to a new research letter published in JAMA Health Forum. 

Inequitable telehealth contraceptive care during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 05, 2023
April 5, 2023 The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted access to reproductive health care, changing how care is delivered and making structural inequities worse. Telehealth use drastically increased. While telehealth offers convenience for patients and providers, there are also concerns that it...

Misoprostol-only medication abortion: A sample protocol

March 17, 2023
Mifepristone for medication abortion is widely used in the United States. It can be provided entirely remotely by telemedicine and mail, which is critical for people who face barriers to in-person care. However, in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision ending the constitutional right to...

Young people don’t know about their emergency contraception options, but that can change

March 10, 2023
March 22, 2023 As a “last chance” method, emergency contraception (EC) has taken on greater urgency since the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to abortion care. Young people who don’t want to be pregnant need accurate information about their options, but awareness and availability have...

How women felt about telehealth pregnancy care during the COVID pandemic

February 15, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic drastically affected how people got pregnancy-related care in the United States. Before COVID, telehealth visits by phone or video were not typically used for prenatal or postpartum care. Once the pandemic started, pregnancy care providers rapidly implemented telehealth...

Understanding Black women’s pregnancy discrimination experiences

January 24, 2023
Study recruitment flyerUS law prevents discriminating against pregnant people in hiring or job conditions and benefits. However, pregnancy discrimination is common, and complaints have increased—particularly among Black women and women of color.

Nairobi meeting launches action plan for equitable global health partnerships

January 20, 2023
UCSF’s Global Health Partners from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Malawi, and South AfricaFor far too long, resources and power in global health research have flowed to institutions in the Global North. While this research has led to important advancements, the work has often been...