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New York Times Interviews Joseph Potter on TxPEP NEJM Research

Thu, March 16, 2017
New York Times Interviews Joseph Potter on TxPEP NEJM Research
New York Times image: Bobbi Fergus, community health care director for the Racine Health Department in Wisconsin, seeing patient.

The New York Times interviews TxPEP lead investigator Joseph Potter in a piece about cutting federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The article cites TxPEP's New England Journal of Medicine research, which analyzed the results of Texas’ cuts to Planned Parenthood— including higher out-of-pocket fees and reduced access to clinics. Potter says, “They think, ‘You’re asking people to change providers — what can go wrong?’ It’s a long list of things that can go wrong.”

The article also cites findings from TxPEP’s focus group study published in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health that found that after major budget cuts to state family planning funding women were unable to pay new out-of-pocket fees for birth control or “hundreds of dollars for follow-up screening for cervical cancer after an abnormal Pap smear.”

Published March 16, 2017

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