Contraception

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

CALMatters

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.

Should preventing unintended pregnancy be family planning's holy grail?

Rewire
Dr. Christine Dehlendorf writes that all people have the fundamental right to have children or not. Our family planning programs, and our measures of success, should elevate that undeniable truth instead of repeating our problematic history.

Do women know their hospital is Catholic?

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH and the University of Chicago Medicine shows that more than one-third of women were not aware that the hospital where they would seek reproductive health care has a religious affiliation

Young women don’t know about the IUD as emergency contraception

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and Planned Parenthood shows that very few young women had heard of using the IUD as a form of emergency contraception.

One-time provider training has lasting impacts on patient-centered LARC counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows that a training intervention can significantly increase the likelihood that health care providers will integrate long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) into the care they offer patients.

One-time provider training has lasting impacts on patient-centered LARC counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and Planned Parenthood offers an efficient solution for clinics that are strapped for resources to reach underserved populations with a full range of contraceptive options.