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April 2022

Toward abolition medicine

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby members Monica Hahn and Nicholas Rubashkin contributed to the AMA Journal of Ethics issue "Toward Abolition Medicine.”

March 2022

Asking more questions leads to higher accuracy in self-assessment of pregnancy duration

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH set out to find ways to reduce uncertainty in estimating how far along someone is in their pregnancy through the cross-sectional Gestational Duration Dating study, conducted as part of their research on Over-the-Counter Medication Abortion Study.

Amid abortion rights threat, OB-GYNs more vocal with support

Associated Press
Bixby members Jody Steinauer, Carole Joffe and Philip Darney talked to the Associated Press about growing vocal support for abortion care among ob-gyns. 

Global work to improve birth outcomes could help reduce racial disparities in the U.S.

UCSF Bixby Center
Patience Afulani argues that high income countries like the U.S. can learn from interventions first designed to improve health care in low- and middle-income countries. Her approach reverses the normal order of things in global health, providing an example of what it might look like to strip the field of its colonialist roots.

February 2022

Young women in Africa want choice in HIV prevention

UCSF Bixby Center
Nearly all adolescent girls and young women in a new study accepted one of two HIV prevention products they were offered.

Risk factors for dual burden of severe maternal health problems and preterm birth vary by insurance type

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Alison El Ayadi and colleagues sought to understand how the risk factors of dual burden of severe maternal morbidity and preterm birth varied by insurance type.

Envisioning systems where families are supported, not policed

Cynthia Gutierrez shared the BIPOC Family Justice Summit recommendations for supporting families in Prism.

For Black pregnant people, fear of police brutality starts before their children are born

UCSF Bixby Center
Anticipated racism from police, specifically police brutality toward their children, may be a factor contributing to chronic stress among Black pregnant people. Understanding their experiences and perceptions of police brutality related to their pregnancies and children can help inform policy and clinical guidelines that may reduce racial inequities in health.

January 2022

Pregnant people with substance use issues need treatment, not jail, advocates and experts say

San Diego Union-Tribune
Dominika Seidman talked about treating substance use disorders during pregnancy as medical conditions in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Meet Dana Cropper, training leader putting community first

UCSF Bixby Center
As Director of the California Prevention Training Center, Dana leads an impressive team that helps healthcare professionals build capacity all over the country and the world. Just like the years of public health work that brought her here, she sees her behind-the-scenes work as a way of serving the community.