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July 2018

Research suggests Nepal can expand medication abortion in pharmacies without compromising pregnancy prevention

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby research explores whether providing medication abortion by auxiliary nurse-midwives in pharmacies has any impact of adoption of post-abortion birth control.

Islamophobia isn't just wrong. It's making Muslims sick.

Sacramento Bee
ANSIRH's Dr. Goleen Samari talks about the public health consequences of Islamophobia in an op-ed for the Sacramento Bee.

New research explores women’s contraceptive counseling preferences in urban Mexico

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from The Program in Woman-Centered Contraception and partners investigates women’s preferences in Mexico to inform efforts to improve the quality of family planning services.

New Generation provides ‘gold standard’ reproductive health care for San Francisco youth from a new home

UCSF Bixby Center
In 2016, it seemed like the clinic’s legacy of providing free, confidential and compassionate sexual and reproductive health care to San Francisco youth was coming to an end. They had lost the lease on their Potrero Avenue location and struggled to find a way to continue serving the patients who relied on them. Instead, doctors, nurses, local school officials and current and former patients came together to fight for New Gen, their community, and their health.

Bimanual exam may not be essential for safe medication abortion by trained clinicians

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and the Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities in Nepal offers a promising approach to expand medication abortion access.

June 2018

Abortion laws requiring ambulatory surgical center standards are not supported by evidence

UCSF Bixby Center
The Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt paved the way for constitutional challenges to these laws, and new research from ANSIRH bolsters the argument that these regulations have no relationship to abortion safety.

Meet Tim Vincent, capacity builder tackling health inequities

UCSF Bixby Center
Tim has over 25 years of experience working in healthcare for people living with HIV. At CAPTC, he trains social workers, nurses, health educators and providers around the country.

1 Important Question Women Should Be Asking About Their Hospital

Lori Freedman of ANSIRH writes in POPSUGAR about her research showing that many women don't know their primary hospital is Catholic and restricts reproductive healthcare services, and offers tips to make sure you're informed about your hospital's policies.

Our research on abortion laws shows they are not based on facts and can even harm women

USA Today
Sarah Roberts of ANSIRH shares findings from a new study showing that clinics and offices are as safe for abortion as surgical centers in an op-ed for USA Today.

PRONTO training improves childbirth practices in Mexico

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study found that providers who received PRONTO training were more likely to implement practices the World Health Organization recommends to improve patient outcomes and prevent childbirth complications.