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Denying abortion has consequences for women's health

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH found that the physical health of women who have a first or second trimester abortion is no worse than those who gave birth. Instead, across several measures of chronic pain and overall self-rated health, women who give birth after being denied a wanted abortion fare worse than women who receive a wanted abortion.

Women turn to web as abortion access is curtailed

Healthline
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

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

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Distinguished Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Director Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
 

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
 

Fellow in Family Planning