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  

  • TMA Statement Regarding Roe v. Wade Opinion

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    As the Texas Medical Association digests and analyzes the full impact for Texas of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade, President Gary W. Floyd, MD, issued a statement on Friday in response to the ruling, saying: "TMA remains committed to protecting the privacy and sanctity of the patient-physician relationship, and is "unwavering in its stance against intrusions by government or other third parties that impede the patient-physician relationship, and any criminalization of acceptable and appropriate medical practices that may jeopardize that relationship or patients' safety."

    Read the Full Statement  
  • Private Health Plans Must Cover Women’s Obesity Counseling, Other Preventive Services

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    Starting next year, private health plan policies that began after the Affordable Care Act went into effect now will have to cover multiple types of prevention counseling for women, as well as contraceptive care, double electric breast pumps, and more.

    See the Updated Guidelines  
  • Ten Years Later: TMA Advocacy Nets Investments in Women’s Health

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    A decade ago, the Texas Legislature made a funding decision that devasted low-income women’s access to health care and the physicians and community clinics that care for them. Today, with the help of TMA advocacy, funding for family planning and overall women’s health is in significantly better shape.

    See How Funding Has Rebounded  
  • Preterm Births, Prenatal Care Still a Concern for Texas, Report Says

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    A new national report by the March of Dimes gave Texas a grade of D for its number of preterm births compared with other states and says Texas also is below the national average in prenatal care – both indicators of maternal health in the state.

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  • Saving Mothers’ Lives: Texas Physicians Prioritize Fighting Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

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    Texas has taken some big steps to combat maternal death and illness in recent years, says the vice chair of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee. But there's no doubt the state has many more steps to go.

    Read More On the Fight  
  • New Rules Could Make It Harder to Enroll in Healthy Texas Women

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    Healthy Texas Women (HTW) has changed how it determines eligibility for low-income women who use the program, which could put a greater burden on physicians and other health care professionals who help patients get and stay with these services.

    Read TMA's Concerns  
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