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March 2018

Having an abortion does not lead to increased alcohol, tobacco or drug use

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study found no evidence to support claims that abortion leads women to increase use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs.

Pregnant and postpartum women more susceptible to HIV infection

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from University of Washington, Kenya Medical Research Institute and UCSF provides strong evidence that women are at greater risk of HIV-1 infection during late pregnancy and after birth.

February 2018

"Birth Control Can Take a Back Seat": Challenges Providing IUDs in Community Health Care Settings

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH and UCSF shows that significant barriers exist to CHCs providing intrauterine devices (IUDs).

Expanding the abortion workforce and improving access to care in California

UCSF Bixby Center
In 2014, California passed AB 154 to allow nurse practitioners (NPs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and physician assistants (PAs) to provide aspiration abortion. New research from ANSIRH is the first study to look at how organizations have used the new law and if it’s meeting its goals to expand access to abortion care.

Quality counseling leads to better psychological outcomes for second-trimester abortion for pregnancy complications

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from UCSF and Yale University looks at the relationship between the quality of counseling and the anxiety, grief and post-traumatic stress women felt after having an abortion in the second trimester because of complications in a wanted pregnancy.

State laws discriminate against abortion clinics

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH looks at how TRAP (targeted regulation of abortion provider) laws differ from laws regulating other medical office procedures.

Good signs for HIV treatment for children in East Africa

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from a large team looks at children’s ability to maintain ART consistently through 4 programs in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Removing immigrant fathers harms sexual health and wellbeing of their daughters

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Kate Coleman-Minahan of the University of Colorado School of Nursing and Goleen Samari of ANSIRH shows that policies that keep families together and give them access to employment directly affect children and adolescents. Exploitation of immigrants and policies that separate families undermine their sexual and reproductive health.

Contraceptive counseling reinforces burden on women for preventing pregnancy

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new study, ANSIRH’s Katrina Kimport finds that providers generally devalue male body-based methods in their counseling.

How Trump's decision puts women's health at risk

San Jose Mercury News
Bixby Center Director Dr. Jody Steinauer and Assistant Professor Dr. Lori Freedman argue that the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to expand religious refusal laws in healthcare could have dangerous consequences for patients.