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April 2021

Incarcerated women need better lactation support policies

UCSF Bixby Center

The US has the largest population of incarcerated women in the world, with women of childbearing age accounting for roughly 75% of all women who are imprisoned.

Getting rid of this one piece of legislation could transform abortion access. But, will it happen?

Refinery29
Dr. Katie Brown talked to Refinery29 about the Hyde amendment and other barriers that patients face when they seek abortion care.

Meet Dr. Ina Park, physician fighting STI stigma

UCSF Bixby Center
Dr. Ina Park's drive to change the way people think about STIs inspired her to write her new book, Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History and Surprising Secrets of STDs.

Stress and burnout among maternity providers in western Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center

Stress and burnout among healthcare workers has been recognized as a global crisis.

March 2021

A letter to a pregnant person during COVID-19

Culturas
Cynthia Gutierrez shares her experience with pregnancy and navigating the racism embedded in the medical system during COVID-19.

Healthcare workers may be heroes, but they are also human

Morning Consult
Alison Comfort wrote about her results from the first national study exploring stress and anxiety among outpatient providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pharmacists can effectively dispense mifepristone for abortions

UCSF Bixby Center

Current FDA requirements mandate that mifepristone, a drug used for medication abortions, be dispensed by certified healthcare providers in clinics, medical offices, or hospitals.

I'm an obstetrician. Stop stigmatizing home births.

Slate
Nicholas Rubashkin wrote about the story of his own birth at home and argued that stigma around home birth deprives people of the supportive birth experience they deserve in Slate.

Medicaid coverage is critical for ensuring abortion access

UCSF Bixby Center

As state legislatures across the US enact abortion restrictions, access to abortion care is increasingly jeopardized.