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April 2018

New tools needed to make sure youth-friendly reproductive health services are effective

UCSF Bixby Center

Young people urgently need access to quality reproductive health services, yet they are often an underserved population.

March 2018

Community health campaigns reach more women for cervical cancer screening in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
A study from Bixby Center researchers and colleagues in Kenya points to a potentially high-impact and cost-effective way to screen women for HPV and prevent cervical cancer.

Family planning providers can help address racial and gender disparities in HIV prevention

UCSF Bixby Center
There is an urgent need to reach more women with PrEP, and new commentary from UCSF & University of Missouri makes the case that family planning clinics have an important role to play in filling the gap.

One-time provider training has lasting impacts on patient-centered LARC counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and Planned Parenthood offers an efficient solution for clinics that are strapped for resources to reach underserved populations with a full range of contraceptive options.

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.