We conduct research in regions with persistently high birth rates and constrained access to contraceptive methods. We work to produce reliable information for population policy including barriers to fertility regulation, ease of access to contraception, safe motherhood, and the management and financing of family planning in resource scarce regions.
In addition to core research, Bixby has special programs and initiatives that address complex multifactorial population issues and development challenges. These special programs include The OASIS Initiative in the Sahel region in Africa, Global Reproductive Health, and Women's Empowerment.
Women in sub-Saharan Africa often use abortion as a method of limiting their fertility and spacing births. However, it is not well understood whether having an abortion influences contraceptive behavior. The goal of this study was to examine associations between abortion history and use of a modern contraceptive method among women in Luanda, Angola. To […]Read More
Men in the study generally supported couples’ use of contraception, especially citing socioeconomic reasons. Some had reservations stemming from perceptions that family planning could facilitate infidelity and promiscuity. They also thought family planning decisions should be made jointly. All men expressed interest in learning more about family planning, preferring dissemination from community health workers, trusted […]Read More
The open access version of Bixby’s most recent publication in Social Science and Medicine – Population Health, Do Perceived Contraception Attitudes Influence Abortion Stigma? Evidence from Luanda, Angola, is now available online.Read More
The Bixby Center’s Associate Fellow Sarah Jane Holcombe has just published an article in the journal Health Policy and Planning on advocacy by Ethiopia’s obstetrician-gynecologist society in support of the country’s 2005 reform of its law on abortion. Medical society engagement in contentious policy reform: the Ethiopian Society for Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and Ethiopia’s […]Read More
Written by Malcolm Potts on San Francisco Chronicle | November 29, 2017 Hogamous, higamous Man is polygamous Higamous, hogamous, Woman is monogamous A 20th-century tale recounted the story of a woman who awoke one night believing she had discovered the meaning of life. When she looked at what she had scribbled the next morning, it was […]Read More
The UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism are excited to offer a joint internship for a summer global health reporting project in 2018. A $4,000 stipend will be awarded to a UC Berkeley graduate student to cover expenses involved in producing a work of journalism that […]Read More
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