Skip Navigation
UT wordmark
College of Liberal Arts wordmark
txpep masthead txpep masthead
305 E. 23rd Street, Stop G1800 78712-1699 •

About TxPEP

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project, or TxPEP, is a five-year comprehensive effort to document and analyze the impact of the measures affecting reproductive health passed by the 82nd and 83rd Texas Legislatures.  The project team includes researchers at the University of Texas Population Research Center, Ibis Reproductive Health, and the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Project Components

  • Impact on Family Planning Clinics
    • Survey of family planning organizations
    • In-depth interviews with leaders of family planning organizations
  • Impact on Contraceptive Services
    • Analysis of Texas Department of State Health Services Data
  • Impact on Women's Experiences Seeking Care
    • Longitudinal survey of women getting contraception postpartum
      • 2-site study that began April 2012
      • Multi-site study that begins summer 2014
    • Focus groups with women who have public insurance or no insurance
    • Survey of community college students
    • Study of Planned Parenthood Depo-Provera users enrolled in the Women's Health Program
  • Impact on Unintended Pregnancy
    • Analysis of the 2010-2012 Texas Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data
  • Impact on Births
    • Analysis of Medicaid claims data
    • Analysis of Texas Hospital Discharge data
    • Analysis of vital statistics data
  • Impact of Restrictions on Access to Abortion Care
    • Survey of abortion providers
    • Survey of abortion clients
    • Analysis of service delivery statistics
    • Ethnographic investigation of abortion self-induction
  • Economic Impact on the State of Texas
    • Use above analyses to estimate the cost to the state of reproductive health legislation
bottom border