Contraception

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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.

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.

My Birth Control tool improves counseling for patients and providers

UCSF Bixby Center
Choosing a birth control method can be complex, since most people have more than 10 methods that are medically appropriate. In order to promote a shared decision-making approach to contraceptive counseling and improve patient experiences selecting a birth control method, the Person-Centered Reproductive Health Care Program (PCRHP) created a decision support tool called My Birth Control, and tested its impact on both patients and providers.

The Pill is nearly 60 and still requires a prescription. Why is that?

Healthline
Dr. Jennifer Karlin talked to Healthline about the safety of providing birth control over the counter.

Trump rule gagging doctors is a threat to women's lives

CalMatters

Dr. Karen Meckstroth writes in CalMatters that new Title X family planning program regulations violate medical ethics and endanger patients' health. 

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

Project Director, Beyond the Pill Program

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

Co-Director, KEMRI-UCSF Infectious Disease Research Training Program
Principal Research Officer, Center for Microbiology Research, KEMRI

Research Coordinator, Beyond the Pill Program