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

Fri, October 21, 2016
New TxPEP Research Suggests Mexico’s Family Planning Initiative Could Serve as Template for Texas
TxPEP research published in Maternal and Child Health Journal.

New TxPEP research published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal suggests Mexico’s family planning initiative could serve as template for Texas. The TxPEP study shows unmet demand for postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) among Mexican-born women in Texas. Mexico’s family-planning initiative, launched in the 1980s, made postpartum LARC—including the Intra-Uterine Device (IUD)—widely available to women at no cost. Recently, there has been considerable interest in the United States for postpartum access to highly effective contraception such as the IUD. The research was based on a 2013 survey of postpartum Mexican-born women in Austin and El Paso, as well as reanalysis of surveys conducted in Mexico between 1987 and 2014. Read the full press release on the study here

(Published Oct. 21, 2016)

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