Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is a collaborative research group and “think tank” at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). ANSIRH’s mission is to ensure that reproductive health care and policy are grounded in evidence through multi-disciplinary research, training and advocacy. ANSIRH’s multi-disciplinary team includes clinicians, researchers and scholars in the fields of demography, sociology, anthropology, nursing, psychology, public health, economics, medicine and law.
Our research agenda reflects our long-term vision of improving the health and well-being of women:
- We are examining the issues faced by advanced practice clinicians (nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physician assistants) who are providers of early aspiration abortion care.
- We are documenting the health systems, policy, and training barriers that limit the provision of second-trimester abortion and the effects of those limits on clinical care.
- We are measuring the effect of unintended pregnancy on women’s lives.
- Through in-depth interviews and ethnography, we are collecting and analyzing women’s and clinical provider’s perceptions of abortion care.
ANSIRH: Integrity. Optimism. Complexity. Change. Collaboration.