Contraception

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The gap between contraceptive preference and use

UCSF Bixby Center

Although long-acting and permanent birth control methods, known as LARC and sterilization respectively, appeal to many people, systemic ba

Why did contraception stop being common ground in the abortion wars?

HuffPost
In an op-ed, ANSIRIH's Dr. Carole Joffe explores a key question: "What became of that short-lived moment in American politics when contraception was viewed as the main point of 'common ground' between supporters and opponents of abortion?"

Trump Be Damned: States are fighting to make birth control over-the-counter (finally)

Mother Jones
“We’ve been interested in trying to make the Pill go over the counter for a very long time,” says [ANSIRH's Dr. Daniel] Grossman. “But the stakes have changed, and the reality now is this could be really helpful if women end up losing [Obamacare] coverage.”

Increasing implant use by offering immediate postpartum insertion

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study finds that postpartum women are much more likely to use implants if they are inserted immediately following delivery.

California clinics slow to offer contraceptive visits with nurses

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study of 1,073 public Family PACT clinics found that, within 18 months of AB 2348’s passage, only 7 percent had implemented RN contraceptive visits.

Contraception Resources

These resources from the UCSF Bixby Center touch on our main research, health care and policy priorities.

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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 Analyst, Beyond the Pill Program