Contraception

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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.

Pelvic exams can be a barrier to birth control for women with history of intimate partner violence

UCSF Bixby Center

Pelvic examinations used to be required to obtain hormonal contraception, creating a substantial barrier to accessing Starting in the mid-1990s, professional medical organizations walked back this

Training at school-based health centers to improve access to comprehensive contraceptive services

UCSF Bixby Center

Many pediatric providers are not trained to adequately provide comprehensive counseling and the full range of birth control methods to adolescents.

How the Supreme Court decision can affect your access to birth control

Healthline
Anjana Sharma offered advice for people concerned about the Supreme Court birth control decision in Trump v. Pennsylvania ​in Healthline.

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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)