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Telemedicine for birth control feels difficult for young adults experiencing food and housing insecurity

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from Beyond the Pill looked at whether young adults who had trouble accessing basic needs like food and housing would feel like they could use telemedicine for birth control.

Clinics’ challenges providing birth control during the pandemic

UCSF Bixby Center
Researchers from Beyond the Pill surveyed clinicians and staff to understand the challenges providers have faced in meetings patients’ needs for birth control and how they adapted clinical care during the pandemic.

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.

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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)