The Girlx Lab is a Black woman-led research group at the University of California San Francisco. We are developing new ways to improve the health and well-being of Black adolescent girls of all gender identities. We are committed to empowering Black girls, conducting innovative research in partnership with Black girls, and uncovering opportunities for policy and systemic change.


Want to learn more about the mission and purpose of Girlx Lab? Below our Project Manager, Jo Williams, discusses the Girlx Lab and her experiences at UCSF in an interview with UCSF's Clinical & Translational Science Institute. 



Here at Girlx Lab we are busy working on collaborative and cutting edge work to advance reproductive health and justice. Check out some of our more recent work and publications below!

Op-Ed Misinformation around Birth Control Online Is a Form of Contraception Coercion
Op-Ed Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills Have Been Approved. Let’s Make Them Inexpensive and Easily Available
Podcast #SFP2023 highlights - Research Our work is highlighted between 21:41 - 33:20
Podcast S4 E4: When People Have or Are Denied Abortions: The Turnaway Study with Dr. Diana Greene Foster Our work is highlighted between 29:14 - 31:46