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October 07, 2016
How a patient's 'crazy' request for a new womb made history
When the young Australian cervical cancer patient learned she had to lose her womb in order to survive, she proposed ...
October 06, 2016
Polish women hail victory in abortion standoff and seek more
Polish women are declaring victory in a dramatic showdown that pitted them against an anti-abortion group and the ...
September 27, 2016
Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique
Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people — the ...
September 23, 2016
Germany passes new sex worker protection, no-means-no laws
German legislation designed to make life safer for sex workers, including making the use of a condom mandatory, and a ...
September 22, 2016
Italy campaign to combat infertility stumbles with racist ad
Italy's efforts to combat infertility and reverse one of Europe's lowest birthrates stumbled badly Thursday following an ad ...
September 16, 2016
Pope dons scrubs to visit premature babies at Rome hospital
Pope Francis has donned a pair of surgical scrubs to visit premature babies at a Rome hospital. Francis seemed enchanted by ...
August 31, 2016
Premature twins in hospital after rescue from boat off Libya
Two Eritrean baby boys were recovering well at a hospital in Palermo on Wednesday, a week after they were born prematurely ...
August 30, 2016
UN health revises advice for 3 infections transmitted by sex
The U.N health agency says three common infections transmitted by sex are increasingly resisting antibiotics, and is calling ...
August 10, 2016
French govt denies hiding drug-related birth defects study
French health authorities are denying claims they concealed a study on a drug used to treat epilepsy that caused birth ...
July 15, 2016
Resilient Rhode: Shooter's setbacks don't derail road to Rio
Misfortune stacked up like spent shotgun shells in the four years since Kim Rhode won her third Olympic gold medal.
July 07, 2016
German lawmakers OK bill to make life safer for sex workers
German lawmakers have approved a bill to make life safer for sex workers, including making the use of condoms obligatory.
June 09, 2016
UN: Ireland's abortion ban is cruel, discriminatory to women
Ireland's abortion ban subjects women to discriminatory, cruel and degrading treatment and should be ended immediately for ...
June 08, 2016
Baby born to brain-dead mother after almost 4 months
Doctors at a Lisbon hospital have delivered a baby almost four months after its mother was declared brain dead — a record for ...
June 08, 2016
Libyan navy rescues 117 migrants, including pregnant women
A Libyan navy spokesman says 117 migrants, including six pregnant women, have been rescued off the North African country's ...
June 08, 2016
Thailand, Belarus, Armenia eliminate mother-child HIV spread
Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health ...
June 02, 2016
South Korea uses technology to help pregnant women get seats
Before they show a baby bump, what some pregnant women in South Korea can expect when expecting is accusing glares when they ...
May 30, 2016
Turkish leader Erdogan rejects family planning for Muslims
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken out against birth control and family planning, saying they go against ...
May 14, 2016
Fertility doc arrested in Italy after woman says eggs stolen
A fertility doctor has been put under house arrest in Italy after a Spanish nurse alleged that some of her eggs were ...
May 13, 2016
Germany reports 1st sexual transmission of Zika virus
German authorities say the country has recorded its first case of sexual transmission of the Zika virus. The Robert Koch ...
May 13, 2016
Portuguese lawmakers extend pregnancy rights to gay women
Gay women will soon have access to artificial insemination in Portugal after the country's Parliament approved legal changes ...