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
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 Summer Ballentine, 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 Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
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 Laura Santhanam
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.
By Amna Nawaz, Lorna Baldwin
How much alcohol can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, a difficult to diagnose condition, sometimes called an "invisible disability"? Doctors don't know. While official guidelines say no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy, women often receive mixed…
Black women carry the trauma of systemic racism and serving other people before taking care of themselves, and it's killing them, say GirlTrek founders Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison. Dixon and Garrison give their Brief but Spectacular take on mobilizing…
By Nicole L. Novak and Natalie Lira, The Conversation
In the first half of the 20th century, approximately 60,000 people were sterilized under U.S. eugenics programs. California led the nation in this effort at social engineering.
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