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May 2018

LGBTQ patients face discrimination and erasure when seeking reproductive health care

UCSF Bixby Center
Negative experiences with reproductive health care are a “running joke in the LGBTQ community,” according to interviewees in a new ANSIRH study that explores the reproductive health care priorities and experiences of LGBTQ people.

April 2018

Islamophobia is a public health issue

UCSF Bixby Center
A new research review from ANSIRH, Stony Brook University and UCLA shines a light on a hidden consequence of intensifying Islamophobia: it undermines health equity.

Abortion training for medical residents on the rise, but gaps remain

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and Florida Atlantic University looks at the current status of abortion training in medical residency programs around the country and how they are preparing residents to provide comprehensive care.

Bixby research informs landmark report on abortion safety

UCSF Bixby Center
Research from the UCSF Bixby Center provided an important foundation for the landmark NASEM report on abortion safety, with citations for 69 publications on clinical care, training, the impact of abortion restrictions, and the mental health effects of abortion.

New tools needed to make sure youth-friendly reproductive health services are effective

UCSF Bixby Center

Young people urgently need access to quality reproductive health services, yet they are often an underserved population.

March 2018

Community health campaigns reach more women for cervical cancer screening in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
A study from Bixby Center researchers and colleagues in Kenya points to a potentially high-impact and cost-effective way to screen women for HPV and prevent cervical cancer.

Family planning providers can help address racial and gender disparities in HIV prevention

UCSF Bixby Center
There is an urgent need to reach more women with PrEP, and new commentary from UCSF & University of Missouri makes the case that family planning clinics have an important role to play in filling the gap.

One-time provider training has lasting impacts on patient-centered LARC counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and Planned Parenthood offers an efficient solution for clinics that are strapped for resources to reach underserved populations with a full range of contraceptive options.

Having an abortion does not lead to increased alcohol, tobacco or drug use

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study found no evidence to support claims that abortion leads women to increase use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs.

Pregnant and postpartum women more susceptible to HIV infection

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from University of Washington, Kenya Medical Research Institute and UCSF provides strong evidence that women are at greater risk of HIV-1 infection during late pregnancy and after birth.