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 Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week
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 Jim Salter, 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 David Crary, 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 Kim Chandler, Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
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.
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration's proposed rules would standardize the information given to millions of women following scans to detect breast cancer.
By Laura Santhanam
A new treatment could offer much-needed help to some new mothers with this disorder, but questions remain about how affordable or accessible it will be.
By Rick Callahan, Associated Press
Planned Parenthood's affiliate overseeing Hawaii and three western states announced Friday that it was adding Indiana and Kentucky, a first-of-its-kind consolidation based not on geography but on reallocating resources to fight new abortion restrictions in the Midwest and South.
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
Growing evidence suggests that women should receive continuous medical attention during what is now called the “fourth trimester” — a period lasting at least a year after childbirth.
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