Aisha Mays, MD, is a Family Physician and Clinical Researcher. Dr. Aisha Mays is a Clinical Researcher at ANSIRH. Her research interests include optimizing adolescent contraceptive care in school based health centers, improving access to comprehensive reproductive health care for adolescents and young women in community health centers, and identifying the sexual and reproductive health outcomes of commercially sexually exploited youth. Her current research project aims to increase adolescents’ and young adult's access to long acting reversible contraceptive methods in community health centers through comprehensive staff and provider trainings. Dr. Mays entered the world of research through her clinical practice where she began to have questions about the clinical care and outcomes of her adolescent patients. Dr. Mays believes in equitable reproductive health care access for all women regardless of age or socioeconomic status. Dr. Mays is clinical faculty in the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, teaching faculty in the UC Berkeley/ UCSF Joint Medical program, a member of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals Clinical Advisory Committee, and faculty in Physicians for Reproductive Health Adolescent and Reproductive Sexual Health Education Program. Dr. Mays received her BS in Biology from Clark Atlanta University, MD from Case Western Reserve University, and completed her Family Medicine training at the Residency Program in Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.
January 23, 2021
Berglas NF, Kimport K, Mays A, Kaller S, Biggs MA. "It's worked well for me": Young women's reasons for choosing lower-efficacy contraceptive methods. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. January 2021; [Epub ahead of print].
March 1, 2019
Biggs MA, Kimport K, Mays AR, Kaller S, Berglas NF. Young Women’s Perspectives about the Contraceptive Counseling Received During their Emergency Contraception Visit. Women's Health Issues. March 2019; 29(2):170–175.
February 27, 2018
Biggs MA, Kaller S, Harper CC, Freedman LR, Mays AR. "Birth Control can Easily Take a Back Seat": Challenges Providing IUDs in Community Health Care Settings. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. February 2018; 29(1):228-244.