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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. 

K Scholar Team Science Awardees Bring Family Planning Care to Liver Transplant Recipients

UCSF Bixby Center
When UCSF transplant hepatologist Monika Sarkar, MD heard about the “CTSI K Scholar Team Science Awards”, a research study on family planning among women with liver transplants immediately came to mind. Sarkar who specializes in women with liver disease, had known that fellow K Scholar, Bixby Center member Dominika Seidman, MD, was also family a planning specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with experience working on contraception access in other patient populations

Providers adapt shared decision making for the complexity of contraceptive counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
Researchers from the Bixby Center and the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine did an in-depth analysis of how shared decision making plays out in counseling visits for birth control.

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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