Improving birth outcomes not only enhances the lives of babies, mothers, and their families, but also can yield substantial savings, particularly to publicly financed programs such as Medicaid, which covers 53 percent of all Texas births.
Reduce Maternal Deaths by Targeting Causes Senate Bill 1929, April 12, 2017
Teen Mothers Should Have Access to ContraceptionHouse Bill 1373, March 29, 2017
Complications-Report Requirement Would Invade Patient-Physician RelationshipHouse Bill 2962, March 29, 2017
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The Texas Department of State Health Services' Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force is attempting to find out why Texas' maternal mortality rate is on the rise.
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The CDC is getting a better indication of just how many pregnant women in the United States and its territories have Zika virus. CDC established the National Zika Pregnancy Registry and is collaborating with state and local health departments to collect information about pregnancy and infant outcomes in women with laboratory evidence of Zika.
TMA's Committee on Reproductive, Women's, and Perinatal Health has submitted two comment letters to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) concerning DSHS’ plans for some women’s health services.
The most common form of diabetes found in pregnant women is more prevalent than experts once thought, according to a new Medicaid report.
Read recent letters and testimonies on women’s health in Texas, presented by TMA physician leaders at the state capitol.
You can help make long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) available to all Texas women with the help of a new toolkit developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas district of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist.
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