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May 2019

Women turn to web as abortion access is curtailed

Dr. Jennifer Karlin talked to Healthline about the safety of medication abortion and growing interesting in getting the pills online in the wake of new abortion restrictions.

Telemedicine for mandatory pre-abortion appointments reduces barriers to abortion care

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH conducted in-depth interviews with 18 women in Utah who used telemedicine for their information visits prior to receiving an abortion.

Barriers to abortion training persist in ob-gyn residency programs

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research explores the barriers to expanding abortion training and preparing graduates to better serve their patients.

'Heartbeat' bills get the science of fetal heartbeats all wrong

Dr. Jennifer Kerns talked to WIRED about the lack of evidence behind so-called "heartbeat" bans and how they threaten abortion access.

Policies targeting alcohol use in pregnancy harm instead of help

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from ANSIRH finds negative effects from policies targeting alcohol use during pregnancy.

Childbirth is hard: Health systems shouldn’t make it harder

Writing for Apolitical, Dr. Patience Afulani argues that poor maternity care isn't just disrespectful--it's dangerous for women's health. She offers solutions for health care providers, health systems and policymakers.

Understanding fistula-related stigma to improve women’s lives

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research aims to better understand the unique dimensions of stigma around fistula.

April 2019

Nurses can lead in providing ethical pregnancy care to black women

UCSF Bixby Center
A new paper from Bixby member Monica McLemore, Karen Scott and Laura Britton provides nurses and public health professionals with tools to dismantle structural racism and ethical principles for providing pregnancy care to black women.

To prevent women from dying in childbirth, first stop blaming them

Scientific American

Monica McLemore partnered with Scientific American on a graphic data project illustrating racial disparities in maternal health. 

Young adults get more preventive care after the Affordable Care Act

UCSF Bixby Center
A new paper looked at whether or not the ACA has had a significant impact on preventive care among young adults.