About Us

The Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas was founded in 1977 by a group of individuals dedicated to the belief that every Texan should have equal access to high-quality reproductive health services and control over the timing and spacing of their children.

WHFPT is dedicated to:

  • promoting voluntary family planning services for all Texas women.
  • promoting responsible, medically accurate sex education, including abstinence, and complete information on contraceptive methods and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases as an essential element of Texas public school curricula.
  • providing for the availability of high quality, affordable, and accessible reproductive healthcare for all Texans.
  • ensuring access to reproductive healthcare through education and professional training.
  • providing leadership and information to the public and to its provider network.

We support:

The Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas combines careful public policy research and varied professional education programs to improve the health and well-being of women and their families throughout Texas.

Family Planning in Texas

Members of the Texas Legislature, as well as students, medical professionals, social service agencies, and other interested members of the public, rely on WHFPT for accurate data on reproductive healthcare issues. WHFPT researches and releases information on a wide range of topics related to reproductive health, including the need for services, the cost benefit of preventive care and contraception, and examples of healthcare programs that have worked well in other states.

The Texas uninsured

Percentage of Texans under 65 years of age who were uninsured at the time of interview, for at least part of the year, or for more than a year (2004–2006)

  • uninsured at the time of interview: Texas 27%; U.S. 17%
  • uninsured or at least part of the year: Texas 32%; U.S. 20%
  • uninsured for more than a year: Texas 20%; U.S. 12%

Percentage of Texas children under 18 years of age who were uninsured, covered by private health insurance, or covered by Medicaid or SCHIP at the time of interview (2004–2006)

  • uninsured at the time of interview: Texas 19%; U.S. 9%
  • had private insurance: Texas 51%; U.S. 62%
  • Medicaid or SCHIP: Texas 29%; U.S. 28%
        • uninsured at the time of interview: Texas 31%; U.S. 20%
        • had private insurance: Texas 62%; U.S. 70%
        • Medicaid or SCHIP: Texas 4%; U.S. 7%

    Percentage of Texans 18-64 years of age who were uninsured, covered by private health insurance, or covered by Medicaid or SCHIP at the time of interview (2004–2006)

    Sources: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr001.pdf and http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr57/nvsr57_07.pdf

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