Migraine disease affects 47 million Americans -- 75 percent of whom are women. Although headache is one symptom, attacks can include visual disturbances, nausea, extreme light and sound sensitivity, brain fog and debilitating pain. Stigma and gender stereotypes may complicate…
By Stephanie Sy, Lorna Baldwin
New research finds that black mothers who were exposed to police shootings of unarmed black Americans during pregnancy were more likely to give birth to infants who were born prematurely or with low birth weight. Living within 1 kilometer of…
By Shraddha Chakradhar, STAT
Instagram influencers and companies are selling cosmetic products for vulvas and "wellness" products for vaginas, which could put people at risk for infection and bacterial vaginosis.
By Jamie Leventhal
What started as an innocent look into the trend of people consuming placentas uncovered a heated academic debate over whether the placenta has a microbiome.
By Nsikan Akpan
By Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week
A growing number of states are exempting menstrual products from tax. Advocates for period equity argue taxing these supplies is unfair because periods are a necessity, not a choice. And some schools and universities are now opting to provide these…
By Jim Salter, Associated Press
Calling the exam requirement "disrespectful and dehumanizing," a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman confirmed that the St. Louis clinic no longer performs it during a consultation at least 72 hours before an abortion. Doctors do perform a pelvic exam at the time…
By David Crary, Associated Press
At the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation, abortion rights supporters held rallies Tuesday in opposition to the wave of sweeping abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states.
By Kim Chandler, Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
Georgia , Kentucky , Mississippi and Ohio have passed laws that prohibit abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — about six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.
By Summer Ballentine, Associated Press
If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.
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