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June 2020

Legislature should end antiquated regulation for certified nurse-midwives

Dr. Biftu Mengesha urges California to pass legislation allowing certified nurse-midwives to practice independently in CalMatters.

The importance of household relationships for Nepali women’s access to high-quality food

UCSF Bixby Center

Women in South Asia have some of the poorest nutritional indicators globally, which can lead to poor maternal and child health outcomes.

May 2020

How coronavirus is changing access to abortion

ANSIRH's Dan Grossman talked to Politico about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting access to abortion.

Ob-Gyn teaching hospitals often restrict abortion beyond state law

UCSF Bixby Center

Many women, especially those with complex medical needs, often rely on hospital-based abortions.

Experimental treatment lowers recurrence risk of bacterial vaginosis in phase 2 test

Reuters covered new research from Craig Cohen and Anke Hemmerling in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Microbiome therapy protects against recurrent bacterial vaginosis

UCSF Bixby Center

A product containing healthy vaginal bacteria has proved effective against recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV), an extremely common vaginal infection that is associated with preterm birth, HIV infec

Meet Dr. Monica Hahn, physician merging activism and medicine

UCSF Bixby Center
Years ago, Dr. Monica Hahn thought she’d be more likely to end up protesting in the streets than seeing patients in an exam room. Now an assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, Hahn is the daughter of Korean immigrants and the first person in her family to go to medical school.

How does social health insurance influence seeking care in Kenya and Ghana?

UCSF Bixby Center

Social Health Insurance (SHI), a system involving pooling risks and funds from individuals, government and other entities, is often used by countries to move toward ensuring everyone can receive af

During COVID-19, abortion remains essential health care

Morning Consult
Bixby director Jody Steinauer argues that abortion must remain accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic in Morning Consult.

April 2020

Responsive and respectful maternity care needs protection during COVID-19 crisis

The Conversation
Patience Afulani and Nadia Diamond-Smith write in The Conversation about why person-centered maternity care is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, when anxiety and risks are high.