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August 2019

Meet Dr. Ifeyinwa Asiodu, breastfeeding researcher centering Black women

UCSF Bixby Center
Dr. Ifeyinwa Asiodu’s research isn’t meant to sit in journals. “To know that my work is resonating with people and that they can use it to amplify and support the work they’re doing is one of the biggest motivating factors for me,” she says. “That’s why I do this work.”

US women are losing abortion access. Here are the facts.

Rebecca Griffin writes about ANSIRH's Turnaway Study and what policymakers need to understand about the impact of abortion restrictions in Apolitical.

Women giving birth in Uttar Pradesh, India, have worse experience at higher-level facilities

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby research looked at women’s experiences of patient-centered care in different facility types across the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Women entering prenatal care report unmet need for social services

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new study, ANSIRH conducted surveys and interviews with women entering prenatal care in Louisiana (a state with considerable restrictions on abortion) and Maryland (a state with almost no restrictions on the procedure) to understand their pregnancy intentions and health and social service needs.

We asked Black women how to tackle structural racism

Dr. Brittany Chambers writes about her research on structural racism and reproductive health, and the policy priorities her team is developing in partnership with Black women, in Apolitical's field guide on health equity and structural racism.

July 2019

Subtle abuse affects women during childbirth

The Conversation
Patience Afulani writes about her research in Kenya, Ghana and India highlighting the importance of respectful maternity care in The Conversation.

Majority of TV abortion plotlines reinforce myths about the procedure

UCSF Bixby Center
To understand how television portrays abortion procedures, ANSIRH viewed every plotline that contained an abortion over a ten-year period, looking at the type of abortion in addition to health outcomes, legal status, and whether the procedure was portrayed on screen.

Community health approach to HIV testing and treatment in rural Africa improves health on path to HIV epidemic control

UCSF Bixby Center
A new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine shares the results of a Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) trial in rural Kenya and Uganda.

Another study finds telemedicine is safe for certain abortions

Daniel Grossman talked to Healthline about new research affirming the safety of medication abortion through telemedicine.

Exploring friendship-based chain referral for adolescent HIV testing

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Family AIDS Care Education and Services (FACES) tested the use of a friendship-based chain referral approach, which has been successful in other settings, to recruit adolescents for HIV testing in Kisumu County, Kenya.