Resource: Contraceptive counseling scale measures patient experience

UCSF Bixby Center
The Quality of Contraceptive Counseling (QCC) is now available to download and use in your contraceptive care research and programming.

Inequitable telehealth contraceptive care during the COVID-19 pandemic

UCSF Bixby Center
New research surveying cisgender women seeking contraceptive care is the first known look at regional trends or differences in the quality of telehealth on a national scale.

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.

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.