TxPEP research on contraception focuses on:
Changes in publicly funded family planning programs
Postpartum and post-abortion contraception
Confidential services for minors
Minors’ Experiences Accessing Confidential Contraception in Texas, Journal of Adolescent Health, 2022
Short-acting Hormonal Contraceptive Continuation among Low-Income Postpartum Women in Texas, Contraception: X, 2021.
Effect of Removal of Planned Parenthood from the Texas Women’s Health Program, New England Journal of Medicine, 2016.
Texas Women’s Access to Timely Access to Contraception at Medicaid Providers Following the Exclusion of Planned Parenthood from Texas’ Medicaid Program, Jan. 2022
Publicly Funded Reproductive Health Care Programs for People with Low Incomes in Texas, 2011-2021, March 2021
Provider Perspectives on Texas’ Publicly Funded Family Planning Programs, April 2021
Research Spotlight: Contraceptive Access
Medicaid patients seeking IUDs and injectables at Medicaid providers following the exclusion of Planned Parenthood from the Texas Medicaid program faced many challenges: only 6% of providers accepted Medicaid for IUDs and injectables and followed clinical best practices for timely provision. Read more in our research brief.
“Texas policymakers should be diligently working to shore up the reproductive health care safety net rather than creating unnecessary barriers to care and forcing patients to navigate an already fragmented health care system.”
– Poorest Texans Pay Steepest Price as Medicaid Shuns Planned Parenthood, Austin American-Statesman
“Access to birth control and reproductive autonomy should not depend on the religious or moral beliefs of who you work for. Our leaders have a duty to ensure policies are in place so that all people have equitable access to services. Birth control is no exception.”
– Reproductive Autonomy Shouldn’t Depend On Your Employer’s Beliefs, Austin American-Statesman.
“The Title X program has set the standard for family planning service delivery in the U.S., and the new guidelines threaten to undermine those standards by severely limiting providers’ abilities to provide medically appropriate information about women’s pregnancy options, including abortion.”
– New Guidelines for Family Planning Centers Mandate Bad Medicine, The Hill.
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