- Doctor who was father of in vitro fertilization in US dies Updated: Jul-31-15 6:38 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, died Friday at a Virginia hospital surrounded by family.
- Once a sideshow, now old, former preemies praise bold doctor Updated: Jul-31-15 1:44 am
LONG BEACH, New York - At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old.
- Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot Updated: Jul-30-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight.
- Canada approves abortion pill known as RU-486 Updated: Jul-30-15 2:34 pm
TORONTO - Canadian authorities have approved the abortion pill known as RU-486 for use across the country.
- Wheaton College ends student health plans over birth control Updated: Jul-29-15 3:25 pm
WHEATON, Illinois - Wheaton College in suburban Chicago will stop offering health insurance plans to students beginning Friday in an effort to avoid providing birth control coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
- Rhode Island mandates HPV vaccine for seventh-graders Updated: Jul-29-15 2:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine.
- W.Va. health agency investigates spike in syphilis cases Updated: Jul-29-15 12:34 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Health officials are investigating a spike in syphilis cases in West Virginia to determine how to prevent further cases of the sexually transmitted disease.
- Montgomery No. 1 in nation for STDs Updated: Jul-27-15 11:10 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Montgomery is the most sexually diseased city in the nation.
- Ruling: Washington can require pharmacies to dispense Plan B Updated: Jul-23-15 5:34 pm
SEATTLE - Washington state can force pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal appeals court said Thursday in a long-running lawsuit brought by pharmacists who said they have religious objections to providing the drugs.
- Colorado nuns appeal birth control ruling to Supreme Court Updated: Jul-23-15 4:14 pm
DENVER - A group of Colorado nuns said Thursday they will go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a ruling that allows their employees to receive birth control from a third party under the Affordable Care Act, fueling a combustible argument over contraception and religion ahead of next year's presidential election.
- Democrats propose bills to prevent unintended pregnancies Updated: Jul-22-15 5:20 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Democratic lawmakers are proposing legislation they say is aimed at preventing unintended pregnancies in Michigan.
- Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing Updated: Jul-22-15 1:08 am
NEW YORK - More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill - a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive.
- Appeals panel rejects no-sex-without-contraception order Updated: Jul-21-15 3:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal appeals panel says a judge in Kansas City exceeded his authority when he ordered a defendant to use contraception during his supervised release.
- Appeals court reverses lower court on Missouri lawmaker case Updated: Jul-20-15 6:49 pm
ST. LOUIS - A federal appeals panel has reversed a lower court's rejection of a challenge to the Affordable Care Act brought by a Missouri lawmaker fighting required birth control coverage in his state-sponsored insurance plan.
- Judge rules Utah should put 2 moms on birth certificate Updated: Jul-15-15 7:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the state of Utah to list the names of a lesbian couple on a birth certificate as the mothers of their new baby in a ruling that lawyers said was the first of its kind since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.
- Health officials find rise in Wyoming gonorrhea cases Updated: Jul-15-15 5:05 am
RIVERTON, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Health says there has been an increase in reported gonorrhea cases across the state.
- Study: Silent cancer in moms a rare result in prenatal tests Updated: Jul-13-15 6:56 pm
CHICAGO - For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong - with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.
- EU drug regulator starts safety review of HPV vaccines Updated: Jul-13-15 7:05 am
LONDON - The European Medicines Agency says it has started a review of cervical cancer vaccines to see if they are linked to two rare conditions, but emphasized it hasn't changed its recommendations for how the shots should be used.
- Polish Senate approves new law on in vitro fertilization Updated: Jul-10-15 10:13 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's Senate approved a government bill that provides coherent regulations for in vitro fertilization and makes the procedure also available to unwed couples, part of a larger effort to promote more births in the aging nation.
- Missouri law allows tax exemption for stillbirths Updated: Jul-07-15 6:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri is joining at least one other state in offering a tax exemption for stillbirths, after Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon signed a law allowing it starting this year.
- Oregon pharmacists will be able to prescribe birth control Updated: Jul-06-15 10:44 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon women will no longer have to visit a health clinic for a birth control prescription starting next year.
- Nixon signs Missouri bill for stillborn baby tax exemption Updated: Jul-06-15 7:58 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri soon will have an income tax exemption for parents of stillborn children.