Bixby News

Ob-gyn residents without abortion training feel less prepared to treat miscarriages

December 08, 2021
New research in Obstetrics & Gynecology found that obstetrics and gynecology residents in programs without abortion training feel less prepared to offer care for people experiencing early pregnancy loss. With the Supreme Court signaling the end of Roe v. Wade and state legislatures enacting...

What happens when it’s too late to get an abortion

New York Times | November 23, 2021
With Supreme Court arguments approaching on Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, Diana Greene Foster of ANSIRH wrote about the findings of the Turnaway Study and how being denied an abortion impacts people's lives.

Bridging the gap between sex education and clinical services

November 17, 2021
Improving access to sexual health information and services is critical to reduce unwanted pregnancies and STIs among adolescents and improve their overall sexual and reproductive health. One strategy to address barriers to care that they face is to include information about local sexual and...

People who face barriers to abortion care are more likely to attempt self-managed abortion

November 03, 2021
Growing restrictions on abortion care in the United States have increased interest in self-managed abortion. Using data from the Google Ads Abortion Access Study, ANSIRH researchers developed an innovative approach to measure the incidence of attempted self-managed abortion among pregnant...

Job dissatisfaction rose during the pandemic for healthcare workers in Ghana and Kenya

October 20, 2021
Healthcare workers are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies have shown anxiety, depression and distress among frontline workers. However, there hasn’t been as much research about job satisfaction. Job dissatisfaction can impact performance, commitment, missing work...

A new vision for family justice: Advocates release groundbreaking recommendations to help BIPOC families thrive

October 15, 2021
Families of color are disproportionately represented in the Family Regulation System (known as child welfare or child protective services). In response to removals and mistreatment of families rooted in racism, advocates have released the groundbreaking Family Justice Summit Report, offering...

How the COVID pandemic impacted young people’s romantic and sexual relationships

October 07, 2021
Social distancing during the COVID pandemic has profoundly impacted the social lives of adolescents and young adults. We don’t know much yet about how the pandemic impacted their romantic and sexual relationships, which can have implications for young people’s development. New Bixby Center research...

Librarians can counter abortion misinformation

September 29, 2021
Misinformation about abortion runs rampant in the US, aided by abortion restrictions. As of April 2021, 29 states have laws that detail information providers must give or offer patients before they have an abortion. In most of those states, the mandated materials include statements that aren’t...

Bixby members respond to Texas' abortion ban

September 23, 2021
Bixby members are speaking out in the media about the crisis in Texas and the ways abortion bans harm people.

Women of color faced increasing barriers to birth control during COVID

September 17, 2021
Structural inequities in health care existed before COVID, but the pandemic intensified them. Across the US, critical services have shifted, if not stopped entirely due to COVID-19. As hospitals and clinics have reduced hours for non-urgent care, including preventive, prenatal, and contraception...