TxPEP research on pregnancy focuses on:
Medically complex pregnancies and healthcare policy
Public insurance coverage and postpartum health
Featured Journal Articles
Abortion Access and Medically Complex Pregnancies Before and After Texas Senate Bill 8, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2023
A Preview of the Dangerous Future of Abortion Bans — Texas Senate Bill 8, New England Journal of Medicine, 2022.
Low-Income Texas Women’s Experiences Accessing Their Desired Contraceptive Method at the First Postpartum Visit, Perspectives, 2018.
Care Post-Roe: Documenting cases of poor-quality care since the Dobbs decision, May 2022
Insurance Churn and Postpartum Health among Texas Women with Births Covered by Medicaid/CHIP, March 2022
Low-Income Texas Women Do Not Get the Contraception They Want at Their Six-Week Postpartum Checkup, Dec. 2018
Opportunities: Post-Roe Clinical Care Study
TxPEP has partnered with UCSF to initiate a study to learn more about how clinical care has changed since Roe v. Wade was overturned. The purpose of this study is to collect stories of clinical care that was different from the usual standard due to new laws since June 2022. Learn more about our study, and securely submit your story, here.
Research Spotlight: Impact of Senate Bill 8 on Pregnancy Care
TxPEP research shows that, although it was aimed at clinicians who provide abortion care, Senate Bill 8 has had a chilling effect on a broad range of health care professionals, adversely affecting patient care and endangering people’s lives. This NEJM “Perspectives” piece is based on interviews with 25 clinicians and 20 Texans with medically complex pregnancies.
“State leaders need to take bold actions and adopt policies supported by evidence and the majority of Texans. They can start by extending Medicaid coverage for 12 months after pregnancy and passing legislation to fairly compensate doulas. A Texas that ensures pregnancy and the postpartum period is safer — especially for Black and low-income Texans — can’t come soon enough.”
– Being Pregnant in Texas Should Not Be This Dangerous, San Antonio Express-News
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