Pregnancy and childbirth

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PRONTO training improves childbirth practices in Mexico

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study found that providers who received PRONTO training were more likely to implement practices the World Health Organization recommends to improve patient outcomes and prevent childbirth complications.

Structural racism increases the risk of preterm birth and infant mortality in California

UCSF Bixby Center
New research led by the Preterm Birth Initiative looks at how racial and economic disparities, and the ways they intersect, affect preterm birth and infant mortality among Black women in California.

Exploring women’s preferences for birth companionship in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from the Bixby Center, UCSF Institute for Global Health Studies and the Kenya Medical Research Institute is the first study to explore how companionship during birth is practiced in Kenya and how patients and providers perceive it.

Women want to know about religious restrictions when seeking reproductive healthcare

UCSF Bixby Center
A group of UCSF Bixby Center and University of Chicago researchers has conducted the first known nationally representative survey of women aged 18-45 to gauge their understanding and preferences regarding reproductive healthcare restrictions at religiously affiliated hospitals.

New efforts needed to protect women's health after fistula repair

UCSF Bixby Center
A group of researchers that included the Bixby Center’s Alison El Ayadi completed the first large study of women’s health following successful repair surgery in Guinea, and the findings raise concerns

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Fellow in Family Planning

Health Economist, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

 

Project Manager, Innovating Education in Reproductive Health 

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Safe Motherhood Program
 

Academic Coordinator, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health