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TxPEP submits letter to TX HHSC.

TxPEP Submits Letter to Texas HHSC Regarding Healthy Texas Women 1115 Demonstration Wavier

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

TxPEP submitted a letter to Texas Health and Human Services Commission regarding the Healthy Texas Women 1115 Demonstration waiver.

TxPEP testifies today.

TxPEP Researchers Testify on HB 747, Emergency Contraception Provision to Sexual Assault Survivors

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.

New York Times image: Bobbi Fergus, community health care director for the Racine Health Department in Wisconsin, seeing patient.

New York Times Interviews Joseph Potter on TxPEP NEJM Research

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.

New TxPEP publication in AJMH.

New TxPEP Publication on Barriers to Offering Vasectomy in TX Family Planning Clinics

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.

Managed Care Magazine.

Managed Care Magazine Features Joseph Potter on Defunding Planned Parenthood in Texas

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Managed Care Magazine features Joseph Potter as an expert in an article on defunding Planned Parenthood in Texas.

TxPEP op-ed on defunding Planned Parenthood in The Washington Post.

TxPEP Op-Ed on Defunding Planned Parenthood in Texas Published in Washington Post

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.

TxPEP infographic on increase in travel distance folllowing clinic closures.

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 publication in JAMA.

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.

An op-ed by Daniel Grossman has been published in USA Today.

"Trump is Wrong on Abortion and Roe v. Wade," New TxPEP Op-Ed in USA Today

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.

Central Health.

Abigail Aiken Appointed to Central Health Board of Managers

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.

Rio Grande Guardian guest column.

Rio Grande Guardian Publishes Joseph Potter's Guest Column on IUD Use in Mexico and Texas

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.

Best of Austin.

TxPEP Honored in The Austin Chronicle's "Best of Austin" Awards

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

TxPEP won "Best Women's Health Truth-Tellers" in the Austin Chronicle's "Best of Austin 2016" awards.

JAMA Internal Medicine.

Daniel Grossman Publishes JAMA Internal Medicine "Viewpoint" on Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt

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."

New TxPEP research

New TXPEP Research: Texas Law Placed Burdens on Women Seeking Abortion

Fri, Nov 4, 2016

New TxPEP research published in PLOS ONE explains the burdens that Texas law HB2 placed on women seeking abortion.

TxPEP research published in Maternal and Child Health Journal.

New TxPEP Research Suggests Mexico’s Family Planning Initiative Could Serve as Template for Texas

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.

Texas State Capitol.

TxPEP Team Testifies for HHSC Hearing on Women's Health Programs

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.

U.S. News and World Report Op-Ed by Grossman.

Dan Grossman Publishes Op-Ed in U.S. News and World Report

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.

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TxPEP is Hiring a Bilingual Research Participant Interviewer!

Wed, Aug 31, 2016

TxPEP is hiring a bilingual (English / Spanish) research participant interviewer to work on the postpartum contraception project.

My Statesman.

TxPEP Op-Ed on Maternal Mortality by Joseph Potter and Kari White in Statesman

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.

My Statesman op-ed.

"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.

TxPEP logo

TxPEP Sends Letter to DSHS on "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.

Texas State Capitol.

New Health Affairs Blog by Joseph Potter and Amanda Stevenson

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?"

Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions; Cites TxPEP Research

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.

Houston Chronicle.

Kari White and Joe Potter Op-Ed in Houston Chronicle

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.


MSNBC Publishes Op-Ed by Caitlin Gerdts on Burdens of Clinic Closures

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.

New England Journal of Medicine.

New Research Shows the Impact of Defunding Planned Parenthood

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

American Journal of Public Health.

New TxPEP Research in AJPH Shows Burdens of Abortion Clinic Closures

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.

Op-ed by Daniel Grossman.

Op-Ed by Daniel Grossman Featured on Health Affairs Blog

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.

New TxPEP study

New TxPEP Research Shows Impact of HB2 on Abortion Care: Obstacles and Delays

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.

Barriers to Postpartum Contraception Chart Preview

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.

Op-ed by Daniel Grossman in Houston Chronicle.

Op-Ed by Daniel Grossman: The New Face of Self-Induced Abortion

Sun, Feb 14, 2016

An op-ed by TxPEP investigator Daniel Grossman has been featured in the Houston Chronicle.

Rep. Donna Howard.

Donna Howard Op-Ed Addresses TxPEP Research

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.

NPR All Things Considered

NPR All Things Considered Interviews TxPEP Investigator Kari White on Family Planning

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."

New TxPEP study.

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.

Self-induction chart.

At Least 100,000 Texas Women Have Attempted Abortion Self-Induction

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

Planned Parenthood's waiting room in Waco, Texas.

Healthy Texas Women Program Design Under Way

Thu, Nov 5, 2015

The Healthy Texas Women Program is being solidified by the Health and Human Services Commission, and public comment is invited.

TWHP chart.

Family Planning Funds Shift, Physicians May Not Be Ready-New Research

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.

Wait time chart.

Abortion Wait Time Increasing--New TxPEP Research

Mon, Oct 5, 2015

A TxPEP study has shown that as abortion wait time increases, second trimester abortion could double.

Grossman's Newsweek Op-Ed: 15 Years Later, Medical Abortion Still Hampered

Grossman's Newsweek Op-Ed: 15 Years Later, Medical Abortion Still Hampered

Fri, Oct 2, 2015

TxPEP investigator Daniel Grossman has published an op-ed in Newsweek on the history and legal troubles of medical abortion.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Fact Check Addresses Defunding

Fri, Sep 18, 2015

The Planned Parenthood Fact Check addresses facts connected to the defunding issue.

Texas Capitol

New TxPEP Research: ASCs and Clinics Have Similar Safety Outcomes

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.

Wendy Davis Op-Ed Cites TxPEP

Wendy Davis Op-Ed Cites TxPEP

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.

Planned Parenthood supporters.

Potter Op-Ed Supports Continued Planned Parenthood Funding

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.

Chart from USA Today.

TxPEP Researcher Stevenson Quoted on Family Planning

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.

Planned Parenthood protesters.

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.

SCOTUS Rules Non-Ambulatory Surgical Centers May Remain Open

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.

Providing Highly Effective Contraception After Childbirth Can Reduce Unintended Pregnancy

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)

Grossman Discusses Texas ASC Law in Houston Press

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)

Texas Abortion Law Ruling: Latinas More Likely to Avoid Clinics and Self-Terminate

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)

TxPEP Researcher Grossman Quoted in Abortion Wait Time Analysis

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)

Report: Half of Women Face Barriers to Reproductive Health Care

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)