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Undark Features Expert Joseph Potter and Research on Postpartum Contraception

Thu, October 17, 2019
Undark Features Expert Joseph Potter and Research on Postpartum Contraception

In a recent story on contraceptive access in the Rio Grande Valley, Undark features research and quotes from TxPEP expert Joseph Potter.

The article summarizes his research project: "In his study of eight Texas hospitals, Potter had found that slightly more than three-fourths of 1,700 new mothers — virtually all of them on public insurance — indicated interest in using the most effective form of contraception, either sterilization or a long-acting reversible device, such as an implant or an intrauterine device (IUD). But six months later, nearly half of these women were relying upon something else, including vulnerable methods such as condoms or withdrawal."

The article focuses on initiatives meant to improve contraceptive access to lower-income women in the Valley, such as the UT Health Rio Grande Valley mobile health clinic.

Read the full article here.

Published 10-17-19

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