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March 2021

My patients shouldn't have to fight this hard for abortion. Will Biden get in the ring?

USA Today
Katherine Brown shows how public coverage of abortion care helps her patients get the compassionate care they deserve and calls on the Biden administration and Congress to end the Hyde amendment.

Outpatient providers face stress and anxiety during COVID-19

UCSF Bixby Center

As we approach the year mark for initial COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders across the country, new research is emerging about the impact of the epidemic on healthcare providers’ mental health.

February 2021

Student debt is driving more Americans to donate their eggs—and some suffer lasting complications

Diane Tober wrote about her research with egg donors and how many of them struggle with student loan debt.

Seven percent of US women will self-manage abortion

UCSF Bixby Center

Self-managed abortion, ending a pregnancy without formal supervision from a medical professional, has a long history within the United States, but the practice has gained recent attention as aborti

To effectively defeat the pandemic, we have to tackle white supremacy in healthcare

Business Insider
Ana Delgado writes that we need to focus on fighting white supremacy to remove barriers that Black and Latinx patients face during the COVID-19 pandemic and move toward reproductive justice.

Structural racism as defined by Black women

UCSF Bixby Center

Exposure to structural racism has been shown to be a leading risk factor for adverse maternal and infant health outcomes among Black women.

January 2021

The role of bias in how women are treated during childbirth: a Kenya case study

The Conversation
Patience Afulani writes about her research exploring the role of provider bias in maternity care disparities.

How the Biden administration should stand up for abortion rights

The Washington Post
Daniel Grossman of ANSIRH and Herminia Palacio of the Guttmacher Institute call on the Biden administration to suspend the in-person requirement to obtain abortion pills and work with Congress to repeal the Hyde and Helms amendments.

The role of provider bias in maternity care disparities in western Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby member Patience Afulani conducted a study with maternity care providers in western Kenya to understand provider implicit and explicit bias and how that may contribute to disparities in care.

Fresno County Latino teens are studied for how they handle pandemic pressures

Fresno Bee
Mara Decker wrote about her research on the impact of COVID on young people in Fresno County for the Fresno Bee.