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Sexual and reproductive health
July 25, 2016
Doctors urged to check pregnant women for Zika at each visit
U.S. health officials are strongly urging doctors to ask all pregnant women about a possible Zika infection at every checkup.
July 22, 2016
Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights
A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of ...
July 18, 2016
In medical mystery, caregiver of Zika patient gets virus
A person who cared for a Zika-infected relative in Utah also got the virus, but exactly how it was transmitted is a medical ...
July 15, 2016
Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time
A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of ...
July 12, 2016
Sage Therapeutics surges on postpartum depression drug study
A drug to treat severe postpartum depression showed positive results in a mid-stage study, sending shares developer Sage ...
July 08, 2016
1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental US
A person infected with Zika has died in Utah, and while the exact cause is unclear, authorities said Friday it marks the ...
July 07, 2016
Philippines only country in Asia where teen pregnancy rising
The Philippines is the only Asia-Pacific country where the rate of teen pregnancies rose over the last two decades and the ...
June 28, 2016
Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious ...
June 22, 2016
Abortion pill requests spike in Zika outbreak countries
Online requests for abortion pills spiked dramatically this year in Brazil, Ecuador and some other Latin American countries ...
June 21, 2016
NIH begins large study of pregnant women in Zika-hit areas
Researchers are beginning a study of up to 10,000 pregnant women in Puerto Rico, Brazil and other Zika-hit parts of Latin ...
June 17, 2016
CDC: Puerto Rico may see hundreds of Zika birth defects
Dozens or hundreds of babies in Puerto Rico could develop severe birth defects because of Zika, based on how an outbreak is ...
June 16, 2016
CDC: 3 babies with Zika-linked birth defects born in US
Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first ...
June 15, 2016
Zika infections late in pregnancy led to no defects in study
Women infected with the Zika virus late in their pregnancies had babies with no apparent birth defects, according to a study ...
June 15, 2016
Hints that antibiotics, C-sections may affect baby gut bugs
Two new studies are offering some of the clearest snapshots yet of how babies build up protective gut bacteria, adding to ...
June 09, 2016
WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas
The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since ...
June 01, 2016
Baby born in US to Honduran mom with Zika has birth defect
A Honduran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her ...
May 31, 2016
UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought
The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought. It is updating its advice to women ...
May 29, 2016
Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among ...
May 26, 2016
CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding
The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday ...
May 25, 2016
Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect
As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 ...