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March 2020

Online communication groups can increase positive attitudes towards contraceptive methods

UCSF Bixby Center

Peers are an influential source for information on types of birth control and people often consider them more trustworthy than clinicians.

Women have a variety of reasons for visiting anti-abortion pregnancy centers

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new study, ANSIRH interviewed women who had visited pregnancy resource centers about their reasons for going and their experiences at the center.

Giving birth can be transformative. Having an abortion can be transformative, too

Dr. Dominika Seidman writes about her work providing full-spectrum reproductive health care to people experiencing incarceration or homelessness, substance use disorders or significant mental illness. She writes that that state of Louisiana is wrong to argue that abortion providers like her shouldn't be able to represent their patients in court.

What drives providers to disrespect and abuse women during childbirth?

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby research uses interviews with providers in 18 facilities in rural Kenya to examine drivers of disrespect and abuse during maternity care.

Celebrating abortion providers as a Supreme Court decision looms

UCSF Bixby Center
ixby providers and friends of Bixby shared their stories of why they provide abortion care with the #MyRightMyDecision coalition that is educating and mobilizing people in response to a Supreme Court case.

What "crisis pregnancy centers" really do

Vox covers new research by ANSIRH's Katrina Kimport exploring why women go to crisis pregnancy centers.

Do no harm: Bixby members work to deliver patient-centered care to women worldwide

UCSF Bixby Center
In honor of International Women's Day, the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences profiled the work of 3 Bixby members bringing patient-centered care to women around the world.

February 2020

No, abortion providers aren't craven opportunists. They care for their patients.

Washington Post
Carole Joffe of ANSIRH and David Cohen write about the misguided idea that abortion providers shouldn't be able to represent their patients in court in the Washington Post.

Obstetricians clash over Nebraska bill that would ban second-trimester abortion method

Omaha World-Herald
Bixby director Dr. Jody Steinauer testified against a ban on a common, safe 2nd-trimester abortion method in her home state of Nebraska.

Storytellers experience both harassment and empowerment after sharing abortion stories publicly

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from ANSIRH explored the experiences of people who shared their abortion stories publicly.