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Study Finds Texas Women Are Not Receiving the Highly Effective Contraception They Desire

Fri, July 25, 2014

A new TxPEP paper shows that cuts to the state family planning budget by the 2011 Texas State Legislature have left many Texas women without the highly effective birth control they desire after giving birth. Research has shown that after giving birth, nearly 75 percent of women reported that their ideal form of birth control would be a highly effective method, but six months after birth, only 27 percent of women were using those methods. 

To read the full press release, click here.

To request a copy of the paper, contact Laura Dixon, TxPEP Media Liaison, at ldixon@prc.utexas.edu.

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