Young people don’t know about their emergency contraception options, but that can change

UCSF Bixby Center
Young people who don’t want to be pregnant need accurate information about their options, but awareness about emergency contraception and availability have lagged around the country. Improving their knowledge may be easy to do, according to new research from Beyond the Pill.

Preventing contraceptive coercion in the post-Roe era

MedPage Today
Dr. Christine Dehlendorf writes that reproductive autonomy must be at the center of contraceptive care post-Roe. 

A new tool to measure agency in contraceptive care

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby research aims to fill a gap in measuring contraceptive agency in people’s interactions with a provider.

Understanding the fear that birth control causes infertility

UCSF Bixby Center
New research led by Erica Sedlander explored what’s associated with the myth that contraception causes infertility to suggest strategies to address it and help people make informed choices about using birth control.

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.

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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)