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Sexual and reproductive health
August 11, 2015
Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility
Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting ...
July 30, 2015
Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot
More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight. A national survey released ...
July 30, 2015
Canada approves abortion pill known as RU-486
Canadian authorities have approved the abortion pill known as RU-486 for use across the country. Canada's health ministry ...
July 22, 2015
Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing
More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that ...
July 14, 2015
Court: New health law doesn't infringe on religious freedom
The federal health care law doesn't infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to ...
July 13, 2015
Study: Silent cancer in moms a rare result in prenatal tests
For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, ...
July 10, 2015
New birth control rule for employers with religious qualms
Hoping to put to rest one of the most difficult disputes over its health care law, the Obama administration Friday unveiled ...
July 07, 2015
Missouri law allows tax exemption for stillbirths
Missouri is joining at least one other state in offering a tax exemption for stillbirths, after Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon ...
June 25, 2015
Hospital homecoming for Australian born prematurely in NYC
James O'Leary weighed barely over a pound when he was born by surprise, a world away from his home in Australia. His mother ...
June 19, 2015
Iowa court allows remote dispensing of abortion pill
The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down a restriction that would have prevented doctors from administering abortion-inducing ...
June 18, 2015
Iowa high court to rule on telemedicine abortions ban
The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to rule whether a state medical board overstepped its authority by requiring doctors to ...
June 17, 2015
Is baby recession over? US births up after years of decline
It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in ...
June 12, 2015
Oregon women soon can get a year's supply of birth control
It's like a ritual for women across the nation: frequent treks to the pharmacist to refill birth control prescriptions.
June 11, 2015
New Oregon law allows for a year of birth control at a time
Oregon has enacted a first-of-its-kind insurance law that will allow women to obtain a year's worth of birth control at a ...
June 10, 2015
Murder charge dropped against woman who induced abortion
A Georgia prosecutor dropped a murder charge Wednesday but is pursuing a drug possession count against a 23-year-old woman ...
June 04, 2015
FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions
The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as ...
June 03, 2015
Oregon women could skip doctor's visit for birth control
Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that could make their state the easiest place in the nation for women to access birth ...
June 02, 2015
Concerns remain for 'Viagra for women' twice rejected by FDA
The makers of a pill intended to boost sexual desire in women will try again this week to persuade regulators that the drug ...
May 19, 2015
US: Myanmar legislation on birth control 'dangerous'
The U.S. says legislation on population control approved by Myanmar's parliament is dangerous and could undermine the ...
May 18, 2015
Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation
The liquid is dark red, a mixture of fat and blood, and Dr. Mark Berman pumps it out of the patient's backside. He treats it ...