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June 2018

Abortion laws requiring ambulatory surgical center standards are not supported by evidence

UCSF Bixby Center
The Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt paved the way for constitutional challenges to these laws, and new research from ANSIRH bolsters the argument that these regulations have no relationship to abortion safety.

Meet Tim Vincent, capacity builder tackling health inequities

UCSF Bixby Center
Tim has over 25 years of experience working in healthcare for people living with HIV. At CAPTC, he trains social workers, nurses, health educators and providers around the country.

1 Important Question Women Should Be Asking About Their Hospital

Lori Freedman of ANSIRH writes in POPSUGAR about her research showing that many women don't know their primary hospital is Catholic and restricts reproductive healthcare services, and offers tips to make sure you're informed about your hospital's policies.

Our research on abortion laws shows they are not based on facts and can even harm women

USA Today
Sarah Roberts of ANSIRH shares findings from a new study showing that clinics and offices are as safe for abortion as surgical centers in an op-ed for USA Today.

PRONTO training improves childbirth practices in Mexico

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study found that providers who received PRONTO training were more likely to implement practices the World Health Organization recommends to improve patient outcomes and prevent childbirth complications.

Should preventing unintended pregnancy be family planning's holy grail?

Dr. Christine Dehlendorf writes that all people have the fundamental right to have children or not. Our family planning programs, and our measures of success, should elevate that undeniable truth instead of repeating our problematic history.

Structural racism increases the risk of preterm birth and infant mortality in California

UCSF Bixby Center
New research led by the Preterm Birth Initiative looks at how racial and economic disparities, and the ways they intersect, affect preterm birth and infant mortality among Black women in California.

Do women know their hospital is Catholic?

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH and the University of Chicago Medicine shows that more than one-third of women were not aware that the hospital where they would seek reproductive health care has a religious affiliation

May 2018

Abortion not linked to increased risk of suicidal thoughts

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study found no evidence that women who have abortions are at higher risk of developing symptoms of suicidal ideation than women denied abortions.

Make no mistake--Trump's Title X decision is a real threat to women's lives

Bixby's Dr. Sanithia Williams writes about how women of color and women who receive a low income, who already face significant inequities in our healthcare system, will bear the burden of the callous and unjust "domestic gag rule."