Wed, Apr 5, 2017
TxPEP researcher Kathleen Broussard is testifying today on behalf of TxPEP investigator Kristine Hopkins and on behalf of herself in a State Affairs Committee hearing on HB 747, a bill concerning the provision of information and other services relating to emergency contraception for sexual assault survivors.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
The New York Times interviews TxPEP lead investigator Joseph Potter on TxPEP research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
New research from TxPEP entitled "Barriers to Offering Vasectomy at Publicly Funded Family Planning Organizations in Texas," recently published in the American Journal of Men's Health, provides insight into why vasectomy is not more widely available at family planning clinics in Texas.
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Managed Care Magazine features Joseph Potter as an expert in an article on defunding Planned Parenthood in Texas.
Tue, Feb 7, 2017
An op-ed by TxPEP researchers Joseph Potter and Kari White on defunding Planned Parenthood in Texas is featured in The Washington Post.
New! TxPEP Infographic on Greater Travel Distance Following Clinic Closures; Reduced Access to Abortion
Wed, Feb 1, 2017
A new TxPEP infographic details the way greater travel distance following clinic closures reduced access to abortion in Texas.
New TxPEP Research in JAMA Finds Increased Travel Distance to Clinics is Associated with Decreases in Abortion Numbers
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
New TxPEP research exploring the impact of House Bill 2 found that increases in travel distance to the nearest abortion clinic caused by clinic closures were closely associated with decreases in the official number of abortions.
Wed, Jan 18, 2017
A new op-ed from TxPEP Investigator Daniel Grossman entitled "Trump is Wrong on Abortion and Roe v. Wade" has been published in USA Today.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016
Abigail Aiken, TxPEP affiliated researcher and assistant professor at The LBJ School of Public Affairs has been appointed to the Central Health Board of Managers.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016
The Rio Grande Guardian has published a guest column by TxPEP lead investigator Joseph Potter on postpartum IUD use in Mexico and Texas.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016
TxPEP won "Best Women's Health Truth-Tellers" in the Austin Chronicle's "Best of Austin 2016" awards.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016
TxPEP Investigator Daniel Grossman publishes a JAMA Internal Medicine "Viewpoint" piece entitled, "The Use of Public Health Evidence in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt."
Fri, Nov 4, 2016
New TxPEP research published in PLOS ONE explains the burdens that Texas law HB2 placed on women seeking abortion.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016
New TxPEP research published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal suggests Mexico’s family planning initiative could serve as template for Texas.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016
Two members of the TxPEP team, Chloe Dillaway and Kari White, are presenting testimony for the Senate Health and Human Services Hearing.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016
An op-ed by TxPEP investigator Daniel Grossman entitled “Give Women Their Reproductive Revolution: It’s Long Past Time to Remove the FDA’s Unscientific Restrictions on the Abortion Pill” was published September 30, 2016 in U.S. News and World Report.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016
TxPEP is hiring a bilingual (English / Spanish) research participant interviewer to work on the postpartum contraception project.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016
An op-ed by TxPEP investigators Joseph Potter and Kari White on maternal mortality was published in the Austin American-Statesman.
"The Evidence in the State’s “Woman’s Right To Know” Booklet is Lacking," New Statesman Op-Ed by Daniel Grossman.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016
A new op-ed from TxPEP Investigator Daniel Grossman published in the Austin American-Statesman entitled "The Evidence in the State’s “Woman’s Right To Know” Booklet is Lacking" critiques the suggested revisions to the “Woman’s Right To Know” booklet.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
TxPEP investigators sent a letter to the Texas Department of State Health Services in regards to the "Woman's Right to Know" booklet.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016
Health Affairs Blog has featured a new piece by Joseph Potter and Amanda Stevenson entitled, "Is There Any Room Left for Empirical Research in Family Planning?"
Mon, Jun 27, 2016
The Supreme Court struck down Texas' admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center requirements in its Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt ruling, finding that these restrictions would place an undue burden on the right to an abortion. TxPEP research, including expert testimony of Dr. Daniel Grossman on clinic capacity, was quoted in the decision.
Fri, May 20, 2016
The Houston Chronicle has published an op-ed by TxPEP investigator Dr. Kari White and lead investigator Dr. Joe Potter on Texas women's knowledge of and support for abortion restrictions.
Sun, May 15, 2016
An op-ed in MSNBC by TxPEP's Caitlin Gerdts discusses the burden that the closure of abortion clinics in Texas places on women.
Excluding affiliates of abortion providers led to decreased provision of highly effective contraception and subsequently led to increased Medicaid-paid births
Fri, Mar 18, 2016
Thu, Mar 17, 2016
New TxPEP research in the American Journal of Public Health shows a number of burdens on Texas women due to abortion clinic closures.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016
An op-ed by TxPEP's Daniel Grossman entitled "Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: Quantifying The Case’s Potential Impact On Abortion Access And Women’s Health" is featured on Health Affairs Blog.
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
TxPEP research finds that when clinics closed as a result of HB2, women faced a variety of obstacles that delayed care and prevented some from obtaining a desired abortion.
Study Shows 95% of Women with Unintended Pregnancies in the Two Years After a Delivery Had Unmet Demand for Implants, IUDs or Sterilization
Mon, Feb 15, 2016
A new TxPEP publication shows 95% of women with unintended pregnancies in the two years after a delivery had unmet demand for implants, IUDs or sterilization.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
An op-ed by TxPEP investigator Daniel Grossman has been featured in the Houston Chronicle.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016
An op-ed in the Austin-American Statesman by Rep. Donna Howard addresses recent TxPEP research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016
The NPR program All Things Considered has recently Interviewed TxPEP Investigator Kari White in the story "Texas Tries to Repair Damage Wreaked Upon Family Planning Clinics."
Women's Experiences After Planned Parenthood's Exclusion from a Family Planning Program in Texas: New TxPEP Publication
Thu, Jan 28, 2016
A new TxPEP article, "Women's Experiences After Planned Parenthood's Exclusion from a Family Planning Program in Texas," has been published in the academic journal Contraception.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
TxPEP Research Highlights Potential Impact of Clinic Shutdown Laws on Women’s Health, Suggests Self-Induced Abortion More Common in Texas
Thu, Nov 5, 2015
The Healthy Texas Women Program is being solidified by the Health and Human Services Commission, and public comment is invited.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
Survey research has shown that most Texas family physicians (79%) were not aware of recent changes to the state family planning budget, and 65% had not heard of funding structures such as the Texas Women’s Health Program (TWHP) that direct family planning funds to primary healthcare providers offering care to low-income Texas women.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015
A TxPEP study has shown that as abortion wait time increases, second trimester abortion could double.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
TxPEP investigator Daniel Grossman has published an op-ed in Newsweek on the history and legal troubles of medical abortion.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
The Planned Parenthood Fact Check addresses facts connected to the defunding issue.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015
A systematic review of 57 studies from the past 35 years on abortion safety shows that complications from first-trimester surgical abortion were similar whether the procedure was performed in an office setting or a hospital setting, indicating that neither hospital admitting privileges requirements nor ambulatory surgical center (ASC) requirements, such as those included in Texas’s House Bill 2 (HB2), would improve abortion safety.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015
Wendy Davis's op-ed in the Star-Telegram Cites TxPEP research on women's barriers to accessing reproductive health care.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015
A recent op-ed by TxPEP's Dr. Joseph Potter supports the continued funding of Planned Parenthood in the face of national scrutiny.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015
In USA Today, TxPEP researcher Amanda Stevenson noted that since the 2011 family planning funding cuts, 82 health centers have closed, some of which were run by Planned Parenthood.
TxPEP Researcher Potter Draws Connection Between Planned Parenthood Funding Decrease and Unplanned Pregnancies
Sat, Aug 1, 2015
The Washington Post quotes TxPEP Principal Investigator Joseph Potter: “You’re removing contraception with this [defunding], and if you remove contraception, you get unintended pregnancies, which means more abortion.”
The TxPEP Fact Sheet "Ambulatory Surgical Center Laws and the Provision of First-Trimester Care" Updated July 6
Tue, Jul 7, 2015
The TxPEP Ambulatory Surgical Center Fact Sheet was updated July 6 to reflect the Supreme Court stay.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled on June 29th that abortion facilities that do not meet the requirements for ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) may remain open while the case is under review.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015
Half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. The majority of these pregnancies occur among women who already have children, and often happen within two years of women giving birth. In a study recently published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, TxPEP researchers set out to find out how many women adopted highly effective methods, when they did so postpartum, how much this reduced risk of pregnancy within 18 months of delivery. (June 24, 2015)
Sun, Jun 21, 2015
The Houston Press discusses the TxPEP Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Fact Sheet in the context of TRAP laws, calling it the "most needlessly burdensome anti-choice legislation in the country." Daniel Grossman calls the Texas ASC law an "extreme outlier." (June 18, 2015)
TxPEP Publishes "Ambulatory Surgical Center Laws and the Provision of First-Trimester Abortion" Fact Sheet
Wed, Jun 17, 2015
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the portion of HB2 requiring that all facilities providing abortion care in Texas meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) may go into effect. One aspect that has received less attention is how extreme this law is compared to facility requirements for abortion services in other states. The Texas Policy Evaluation Project reviewed the laws and regulations of states to create the new Fact Sheet “Ambulatory Surgical Center Laws and the Provision of First-Trimester Abortion.” (June 17, 2015)
Wed, Jun 10, 2015
The Guardian reports that "low-income and ‘landlocked’ undocumented women may have difficulty accessing care in the state, stoking fears that self-induced abortions will increase. Daniel Grossman, on obstetrician and TxPEP co-investigator, said his team has found that fewer Latinas and fewer low-income women are seeking care at Texas abortion clinics." (June 10, 2015)
Mon, Jun 8, 2015
The New York Times reports that "A federal appellate court upheld some of the toughest provisions of a Texas abortion law on Tuesday, putting 13 of the state’s abortion clinics at risk of permanently shutting their doors, which would leave the nation’s second-most populous state with eight abortion providers." They use a map of the remaining clinics based on TxPEP data. (June 9, 2015)
Mon, Jun 8, 2015
TxPEP's Dan Grossman notes the impact wait periods for abortion have on women in a Vocativ analysis of state-mandated abortion and gun purchase wait times. (June 8, 2015)
Wed, May 13, 2015
The Austin Chronicle reports "A new survey by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) – a multiyear effort examining the impact of state budget slashes to family planning from 2011 to 2014 – shows that a majority (55%) of women face at least one barrier to reproductive health care access, including access to cervical cancer screenings, with cost being the leading barrier." (May 12)