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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.


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.


JACH

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.


NYTimes.

TxPEP Investigator Writes Letter to NYTimes 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.


DHHS

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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)