The Atlantic recently published an article discussing the predicted effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the US population, specifically through births, deaths, and migration flows. Dr. Anu Gomez was quoted in the article discussing the possible effects of the pandemic on birth rates, specifically in Black and Latinx communities. Read more here.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has recently funded a project led by Dr. Cassondra Marshall from UC Berkeley to establish a collaborative of California stakeholders to develop a research agenda for community doula care as an intervention to advance maternal and infant health equity. The long-term objective is to inform patient-centered, equity-focused, community-informed research on the impact of community doula care. Read more here.
The SHARE Program and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) presented a policy briefing at the California State Capitol on August 23. This event was held to inform the Sacramento policy community of findings from our community-based participatory research (CBPR) called Mi Salud, Mi Voz (My Health, My Voice). Our research project was conducted with Latinas in the San Joaquin Valley. We partnered with community members as co-researchers and used photo voice and survey methodologies to identify community concerns on health care access and the overall well-being of individuals in the community. Our research presentation to the legislative community at the California State Capitol may inform policy on healthcare access for Latinas.
Dr. Gomez was featured in the New York Times for her published work in the Journal of Sex Research. The study focused on young women's perspectives on withdrawal as a birth control method. Read the full New York Times article here to see what Dr. Gomez says about the study's findings and implications.
A study by Dr. Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Liza Fuentes, and Amy Allina entitled, "Women or LARC First? Reproductive Autonomy and the Promotion of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods" was featured in The Nation. Read The Nation article here to see what Dr. Gomez says about her research and young women's perspectives on IUDs.