Adolescent sexual health


Bridging the gap between sex education and clinical services

UCSF Bixby Center
California is the only known state to formally incorporate clinical information into adolescent sexual health programs. Bixby researchers talked to young people around the state to hear their thoughts on this clinical info and their suggestions for improvement.

How the COVID pandemic impacted young people’s romantic and sexual relationships

UCSF Bixby Center
We don’t know much yet about how the pandemic impacted their romantic and sexual relationships, which can have implications for young people’s development. New Bixby Center research is one of the first studies to examine the immediate impacts of social distancing on those relationships.

The judicial bypass process delays abortion for adolescents

UCSF Bixby Center

In 37 states, young people ages 17 and under who need an abortion must involve one or both parents in their decision.

Understanding how communities impact adolescent childbearing

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research aims to understand community-level factors associated with the substantial decline in adolescent births in California from 2000-2014.

Neighborhoods matter: how neighborhoods impact adolescent health

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Institute for Health Policy Studies aims to provide a clearer understanding of the role of communities in shaping adolescents' health.

Adolescent sexual health Resources


Assistant Professional Researcher, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Associate Researcher, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences​
Senior Researcher, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Senior Evaluator, Institute for Health Policy Studies

Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Director, Beyond the Pill Program
Overall Director, UCSF/KPNC BIRCWH Program​