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April 2020

America's maternal mortality crisis

Next Question with Katie Couric
Monica McLemore talked about structural racism and maternal mortality with Katie Couric on Next Question.

FDA 'commencing a study' that could lead to the removal of a once-lifetime ban on gay men donating blood as COVID-19 survivor says he was turned away from blood center for being gay

Good Morning America
HIV specialist Monica Hahn explained why the ban on blood donation from men who have sex with men is unscientific and discriminatory on Good Morning America.

Having an abortion in an ambulatory surgical center costs hundreds more than office-based settings

UCSF Bixby Center

Several states have laws that require abortions to be provided in Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) under the argument of improving abortions safety.

Ensuring all stakeholders benefit from research across Africa

UCSF Bixby Center
It’s far too common for the results of research to never reach some of the people who can benefit most—whether it’s researchers in other fields or the participants who made the research possible. Dr. Jerry John Nutor, Assistant Professor in Family Health Care Nursing at UCSF, recently wrote about this challenge for The Conversation.

How does toilet access influence pregnant and breastfeeding women’s adherence to HIV medication?

UCSF Bixby Center

Access to adequate sanitation, including access to toilet facilities, increases human dignity and promotes health.

COVID-19 is no reason to abandon pregnant people

Scientific American
Monica McLemore argues that new rules prohibiting spouses or doulas during labor and delivery in many New York City hospitals are putting vulnerable populations at greater risk.

Typical measures may underestimate number of unintended pregnancies in the U.S.

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health looked at both measurements of pregnancy intention before women became pregnant and then again, once they were pregnant.

The network of abortion providers in red states was already delicate. Then came the coronavirus.

Mother Jones
Mother Jones talked to Carole Joffe about new challenges to abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctors and healthcare facilities need to prepare as self-managed abortion increases under restrictive laws

UCSF Bixby Center

Many states across the U.S. have passed laws restricting access to abortion and several states are considering new legislation to further limit access.

March 2020

Anti-choice politicians are using the coronavirus to deny abortion rights

Rolling Stone
Carole Joffe and David Cohen write about how anti-abortion groups and politicians are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to block access to abortion.