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The six-week postpartum visit is important for women intending to prevent pregnancy.

TxPEP Research Shows Six-Week Postpartum Visit Matters for Later Contraceptive Use

Mon, Dec 3, 2018

New TxPEP research published in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health shows that low-income women in Texas who have delivered a baby are not getting the contraception they want at their six-week postpartum visit.

TxPEP November newsletter is out.

November Newsletter: See TxPEP Work on Title X, Judicial Bypass and More

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

The TxPEP November newsletter features content on Title X, research on Texas policy such as judicial bypass for abortion, and new TxPEP researchers.

New TxPEP research, published in Contraception, discusses abortion counseling and referrals in the state of Texas, which could be replicated across the US through Title X changes.

New TxPEP Study Signals Adverse Impact of Proposed Federal Title X Guidelines on Abortion Counseling and Referrals

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Dr. White's research, published in Contraception, details how Texas family planning practices on abortion counseling and referrals may be replicated on a national level, which could have adverse affects for pregnant women

New TxPEP research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health features interviews with Texas teens on the judicial bypass process.

Adolescents Seeking Judicial Bypass for Abortion Face Legal Hurdles and Emotional Consequences, New TxPEP Research in JAH

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

New TxPEP research published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows that adolescents seeking abortion without a parent's consent face numerous legal hurdles and emotional consequences.

New Statesman op-ed from Kate Coleman-Minahan.

How Texas Shames Teens Who Seek an Abortion, New Statesman Op-Ed

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

A new op-ed in the Austin-American Statesman by TxPEP co-investigator Kate Coleman-Minahan examines how Texas shames teens who seek an abortion.

Joseph Potter meets his donor.

TxPEP Lead Investigator Joseph Potter Meets Stem Cell Donor at UT Football Halftime Show

Tue, Sep 4, 2018

TxPEP lead investigator Joseph Potter met his stem cell transplant donor for the first time during halftime of the Texas / TCU football game in front of 103,000 fans.

TxPEP submits a letter to HHS regarding proposed Title X changes.

TxPEP Submits Comments to HHS Regarding Proposed Changes to Title X

Tue, Jul 31, 2018

TxPEP submits official comments to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the proposed changes to Title X.

TxPEP op-ed in USA Today.

"Trump's New Title X Plan Requires Ineffective Birth Control Most Women Don't Want," TxPEP Op-Ed

Thu, Jun 7, 2018

TxPEP's Katherine Strandberg and Kristine Hopkins have published an op-ed in USA Today entitled, "Trump's New Title X Plan Requires Ineffective Birth Control Most Women Don't Want."

New op-ed in the Denver Post.

Op-Ed in Denver Post by TxPEP Researcher Examines Proposed Changes to Title X

Mon, Jun 4, 2018

A new op-ed in the Denver Post by TxPEP researcher Amanda Stevenson and co-author Sara Yeatman examines proposed changes to the Title X program.

Tribune features TxPEP research.

Texas Tribune Covers TxPEP Study on Community College Women and Contraceptive Preference

Tue, Apr 24, 2018

The Texas Tribune has published an article on the recent TxPEP study on community college women’s use of and preference for more-effective methods (e.g. IUD, implants, pill, ring, or shot) and barriers to access.

New Texas Observer article discusses Sarah Davis's letter on women's health care.

TX Representative Sarah Davis Writes Letter to TX Attorney General Ken Paxton on Women's Health in Texas

Wed, Apr 11, 2018

The Texas Observer describes a letter by Republican state Representative Sarah Davis to Trump administration officials in response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s March 22 letter on women’s health care in Texas to those same officials.

New! TxPEP April Newsletter

TxPEP April Newsletter Features Title X Discussion, New Publications, and More

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

TxPEP has published the April newsletter, which features the latest news on our research.

TxPEP Postpartum Contraception Study has 79 percent participant retention rate.

Feature Article: TxPEP Postpartum Contraception Study Attained High Participant Retention Rates

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

A new feature on the TxPEP Postpartum Contraception Study discusses how the interviewer team attainted high participant retention rates--seventy-nine percent of the original 1,700 participants were retained after 24 months.


Women in Community Colleges Want to Use More Effective Birth Control but Face Barriers, New TxPEP Publication

Tue, Mar 20, 2018

A new TxPEP publication in the Journal of American College Health shows that Texas women in community colleges want to use more effective birth control but face barriers

New NASEM report features TxPEP research.

NAESM Report on Abortion Safety and Care Features TxPEP Research

Mon, Mar 19, 2018

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) entitled “The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States” relies in part on TxPEP research on topics such as the impact of the closure of abortion clinics in Texas, complications from first-trimester abortion, postabortion contraceptive use, and women’s experiences obtaining abortion care after the passage of House Bill 2.

New PRC research brief by TxPEP researchers.

New PRC Research Brief by TxPEP Researchers! "The Impact of Information about Abortion Safety on Texas Voters’ Opinions about Restrictive Laws"

Mon, Feb 26, 2018

The PRC has published a new research brief entitled "The Impact of Information about Abortion Safety on Texas Voters’ Opinions about Restrictive Laws," by Texas Policy Evaluation Project researchers Kari White, Daniel Grossman, Amanda Jean Stevenson, Kristine Hopkins, and Joseph E. Potter.

TxPEP newsletter has launched.

TxPEP Launches Newsletter, Sign Up Here

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

TxPEP has launched a newsletter featuring our research-based news on reproductive health policy in Texas.


TxPEP Investigator Writes Letter to New York Times Challenging Recent Study Linking Contraceptives to Breast Cancer

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

TxPEP investigator Daniel Grossman and colleagues have written a letter to the editor of the New York Times challenging a recent study linking contraceptives to breast cancer.


TxPEP Submits Comments to DHHS Re: Religious / Moral Exemptions to the ACA's Contraceptive Mandate

Tue, Dec 5, 2017

TxPEP has submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding religious and moral exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's Contraceptive Mandate.

TxPEP op-ed in the Statesman.

Statesman Op-Ed "Religious Exemptions Come at Expense of Women’s Health"

Wed, Nov 8, 2017

TxPEP investigator Kristine Hopkins has published an op-ed in the Austin American-Statsman entitled "Religious Exemptions Come at Expense of Women's Health."

New publication in HSR.

New Publication in Health Services Research Details the Challenges of Integrating Family Planning and Primary Care in Texas

Wed, Oct 25, 2017

New TxPEP publication in Health Services Research details the challenges of integrating family planning and primary care in Texas.

New publication in Contraception

New TxPEP Study Shows Providing Abortion Safety Information May Reduce Support for Restrictive Laws

Mon, Sep 25, 2017

New TxPEP research published in Contraception shows that providing information about abortion safety may reduce support for laws restricting abortion.

New op-ed from Daniel Grossman.

New Op-Ed by Daniel Grossman in Dallas Morning News on Lack of Corporate Outrage Over Women's Health Care Restrictions

Sat, Aug 19, 2017

A new op-ed from TxPEP investigator Daniel Grossman entitled "Where's the Corporate Outrage about Restricting Women's Health Care?" has been published in the Dallas Morning News.

New TxPEP Research Brief.

Does Religion Influence Contraception among Low-Income Hispanic Women in Texas? New TxPEP Research Brief

Mon, Aug 7, 2017

TxPEP has published a new research brief, entitled "Does Religion Influence Contraception among Low-Income Hispanic Women in Texas?"

Letter from TxPEP on Healthy Texas Women 1115(a) family planning waiver application.

TxPEP Submits Letter to CMS Re: Healthy Texas Women 1115(a) Medicaid Demonstration Waiver Application

Sat, Aug 5, 2017

TxPEP has submitted an official letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

New research published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

TxPEP Study Identifies Unmet Demand for LARC Among Recent Mothers in TX

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

A new TxPEP study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology identifies unmet demand for long-acting reversible contraception among recent mothers in Texas.

New TxPEP publication.

New Article, "Prevalence and Predictors of Prenatal and Postpartum Contraceptive Counseling in Two Texas Cities"

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

TxPEP has published a new article in Women's Health Issues entitled "Prevalence and Predictors of Prenatal and Postpartum Contraceptive Counseling in Two Texas Cities."

Huffington Post Op-Ed.

New Huffington Post Op-Ed on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt One-Year Anniversary

Wed, Jun 28, 2017

TxPEP investigator Daniel Grossman has published a Huffington Post op-ed looking back on the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt Supreme Court ruling.

TxPEP submits letter to TX HHSC.

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

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.

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)