ANSIRH—Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health

Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health—ANSIRH—works to ensure that reproductive health care and policy are grounded in evidence. ANSIRH’s multi-disciplinary team includes clinicians, researchers and scholars in the fields of sociology, demography, anthropology, medicine, nursing, public health, and law. ANSIRH is a program of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.

 

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  • New ANSIRH study shows that the Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law would drastically limit abortion access. ANSIRH researchers found that the law would force three-quarters of the state’s women to travel 150 miles or more each way for services.

    A Louisiana law that could close all of the state’s abortion facilities by requiring providers to have hospital admitting privileges would force three-quarters of the state’s women to travel 150 miles or more each way for services, an analysis by ANSIRH researchers has found

  • Making oral contraceptive pills available over the counter could increase contraceptive use and reduce both unintended pregnancies and associated contraceptive and pregnancy costs among low-income women, ANSIRH researchers find.

    Researchers at ANSIRH/UCSF and Ibis Reproductive Health have just published a study in Contraception on how making oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) available without a prescription could affect contraceptive use, unintended pregnancies and associated contraceptive and pregnancy costs among low-income women.

  • We've just updated our calendar of events. If you haven't checked it out before, you should! It's a comprehensive list of conferences related to reproductive health, and a good way to keep up to date on deadlines for submitting abstracts.

    ANSIRH calendar of events

  • The first paper deriving from ANSIRH's Global Turnaway Study—“Denial of abortion in legal settings”—was published online in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, December 15, 2014.

    The first paper deriving from ANSIRH's Global Turnaway Study -- “Denial of abortion in legal settings” -- was published online in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, December 15, 2014.

  • In the most comprehensive look yet at the safety of abortion, ANSIRH researchers have found that major complications occur in less than a quarter of a percent of all abortions, about the same frequency as major complications in colonoscopies.

    New study from ANSIRH shows that major complications after abortion are very rare

  • ANSIRH has just released new clinical guidelines on ultrasound viewing, providing tools to facilitate patient-provider conversations during ultrasounds and create a context where women’s choices are normalized, their concerns validated, and their feelings addressed.

    ANSIRH's clinical guidelines on ultrasound viewing, providing tools to facilitate patient-provider conversations

  • ANSIRH's Carole Joffe, PhD, released her latest book, Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings, on September 15, 2014. Read about this collection of essays, edited by Joffe and Jennifer Reich, PhD.

    cover of Reproduction and Society by Carole Joffe and Jennifer Reich

  • ANSIRH is seeking a new Director, which will be a faculty position within the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Read the job description.

    ANSIRH is seeking a new Director, which is a faculty position in reproductive health at UCSF

Key Programs

Turnaway Study. A look at the consequences of abortion for women who have an unwanted pregnancy. Read more…
Primary Care Initiative. Research into policy changes that would allow a broad range of clinicians to provide first-trimester aspiration abortion as a component of primary health care. Read more…
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