Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills Have Been Approved. Let’s Make Them Inexpensive and Easily Available

Scientific American
Drs. Mai Fleming, April Bell and Christine Dehlendorf call on the FDA and stakeholders to make the new over-the-counter birth control pill affordable and accessible.

Young people who face structural inequities are less likely to use their preferred method of contraception

UCSF Bixby Center
New research, using data from Beyond the Pill’s ongoing randomized control trial in community colleges, found that young people facing structural inequities face greater barriers to using their preferred contraceptive method.  

Resource: Contraceptive counseling scale measures patient experience

UCSF Bixby Center
The Quality of Contraceptive Counseling (QCC) is now available to download and use in your contraceptive care research and programming.

Inequitable telehealth contraceptive care during the COVID-19 pandemic

UCSF Bixby Center
New research surveying cisgender women seeking contraceptive care is the first known look at regional trends or differences in the quality of telehealth on a national scale.

Contraception Resources


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

Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Founding Director, Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES)