Women's Health Care

  • COVID-19 Resources, All in One Place

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    As more reports come in on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, TMA has convened a task force of public health experts to help Texas physicians prepare for the next phase. We’ve started by compiling all the news and information you need right now on our online resource center. Bookmark that page as we will update it continually.

    COVID-19 Resource Center  

  • May 18, 2020


  • TMA Helps OB-Gyns Answer Their Specific COVID-19 Questions

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    Though most pregnant women who have COVID-19 tend to have mild cases – unless comorbidities are present – obstetrician-gynecologists often face difficult medical and logistical problems when caring for those patients, according to physicians who took part in the Texas Medical Association’s fourth telephone town hall meeting – one devoted specifically to the issues facing OB/Gyns.

    Read and Hear the Latest Telephone Town Hall Meeting  
  • Federal Funding for Women’s Health Services in Texas Restored

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    Texas will again receive matching federal funds for women’s health services through a Medicaid 1115 waiver Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday.

    More About the Agreement  
  • Breaking Down Barriers

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    Long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, often don't go to the women who need them. A new state effort could change that. "We have such an excellent option here – an opportunity for patients to be able to self-direct their own contraception. And yet they can't get it for one reason or another," says Emily Briggs, MD.

    Read the Public Health story in Texas Medicine.

    State Effort Could
    Boost LARC Access

  • Medicine Pushes For Expanding Medicaid Coverage to New Moms

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    Federal lawmakers must pass a bill that would allow states to provide 12 months postpartum coverage to mothers who lose Medicaid coverage two months after giving birth, and would provide a bump in Medicaid matching dollars for those states, medicine and others said in a letter this week.

    Give New Mothers
    a Fighting Chance
  • Talk to Patients About: Rubella

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    The virus that causes rubella often appears deceptively mild — so mild in fact that one-quarter to half of people infected with it will have no symptoms at all, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Rubella Is Serious for Pregnant Women and Their Unborn Babies  
  • TMA Maternal Health Congress

    The Council on Science and Public Health and the Committee on Reproductive, Women’s, and Perinatal Health are joining with the Council on Legislation, and the Select Committee on Medicaid, CHIP, and the Uninsured to convene the Maternal Health Congress on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at TMA. Recognizing the complex social, medical, economic, and public health issues associated with poor maternal health, TMA President Carlos J. Cardenas formed this physician-led congress to build a legislative platform on maternal health in time for the 86th legislative session. Invited TMA members and health care organizations will begin the day with presentations on key topics related to maternal health and then convene for a working lunch and reference committee hearing.

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  • Improve Maternal and Infant Health in Texas

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    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.

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    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?