Providers adapt shared decision making for the complexity of contraceptive counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
Researchers from the Bixby Center and the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine did an in-depth analysis of how shared decision making plays out in counseling visits for birth control.

We must do a better job with birth control education


Marta Cabral writes about Beyond the Pill's research showing that we need to do a better job with birth control education to help community college students achieve their academic and professional

Proposed changes to the Title X family planning program

The Lancet

Drs. Jody Steinauer and Phil Darney argue that proposed changes to the Title X family planning program violate medical ethics in The Lancet. 

Research suggests Nepal can expand medication abortion in pharmacies without compromising pregnancy prevention

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby research explores whether providing medication abortion by auxiliary nurse-midwives in pharmacies has any impact of adoption of post-abortion birth control.

New research explores women’s contraceptive counseling preferences in urban Mexico

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from The Program in Woman-Centered Contraception and partners investigates women’s preferences in Mexico to inform efforts to improve the quality of family planning services.

Contraception Resources

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


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 Coordinator, Beyond the Pill Program