Women of color faced increasing barriers to birth control during COVID

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby members Jennifer Kerns and Nadia Diamond-Smith and colleagues released the first findings from the COVID-19 Impacts on Reproduction in the United States (CIRUS) Study, the first national study to explore cisgender women’s experiences seeking reproductive health care at multiple points throughout the pandemic.

Simple education sessions increase students’ knowledge about birth control

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Beyond the Pill tested a simple, low-cost method for raising awareness and knowledge about birth control options with community college students.

Peers’ beliefs influence birth control use in rural Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby researchers conducted the first known study exploring whether the belief that birth control causes infertility is linked with use.

Community college students are worried about birth control costs

UCSF Bixby Center

Ensuring access to contraception is an essential part of reproductive health care and autonomy. However, people face barriers to contraception such as lack of knowledge or financial limitations.

Provider support for IUDs can lead to coercive practices

UCSF Bixby Center

Long-acting reversible contraceptives like IUDs and implants have been heavily promoted in recent years to reduce unintended pregnancies.

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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

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