- NY enacting workplace pregnancy rights Updated: May-06-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Assembly has passed bills intended to ensure workplace rights for pregnant employees and prohibit sexual harassment at even the smallest businesses.
- Small West Texas high school sees chlamydia outbreak Updated: May-02-15 1:53 pm
CRANE, Texas - An outbreak of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, has been reported at a small West Texas high school.
- Judge allows woman's suit over jail miscarriage to proceed Updated: May-02-15 1:26 pm
HAMMOND, Indiana - A federal judge has ruled that a northern Indiana woman can proceed with her lawsuit alleging negligence in a miscarriage she suffered while in custody.
- Iowa community coalition aims to reduce teen pregnancy rates Updated: May-01-15 1:38 pm
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - A coalition of entities serving youth and families in Marshall and Hardin counties has been meeting in response to 2012 public health data indicating that both counties bear some of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Iowa.
- Sperm bank wants judge to toss suit involving biracial child Updated: May-01-15 11:07 am
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois - A sperm bank in northeastern Illinois is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing it of mistakenly providing sperm from a black donor to a white Ohio woman, arguing that the baby was born healthy.
- Sperm bank wants judge to toss suit involving biracial child Updated: May-01-15 10:10 am
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois - A sperm bank in Illinois is arguing for the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing it of mistakenly providing sperm from a black donor to a white Ohio woman, arguing that the baby was born healthy.
- House OKs GOP measure blocking local DC abortion rights law Updated: Apr-30-15 11:14 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans pushed legislation through the House Thursday that would revoke a District of Columbia law barring discrimination in the city against workers who have abortions, the latest clash pitting claims of religious freedom against reproductive rights.
- Gonorrhea cases in Washington jump by nearly 40 percent Updated: Apr-29-15 5:35 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - State health officials say gonorrhea is spreading in Washington.
- Sperm bank responds to accusations it misrepresented donor Updated: Apr-29-15 2:53 pm
ATLANTA - A Georgia-based sperm bank said in a court filing Wednesday that a lawsuit accusing it of misrepresenting the medical and social history of a sperm donor is baseless.
- Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women Updated: Apr-29-15 9:41 am
CHICAGO - Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group.
- Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier Updated: Apr-29-15 6:25 am
BEIJING - Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics - when officials strictly controlled air pollution - gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study said Wednesday.
- 3 of 6 nutritional clinics for pregnant women closing Updated: Apr-28-15 11:46 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Health officials in Louisville say cuts are coming to a federal program that helps poor families.
- Bill seeks to expand coverage for Hawaii fertility law Updated: Apr-28-15 12:44 am
HONOLULU - A proposal in Hawaii's Legislature would expand a state mandate on fertility treatments to include same sex couples and single women, updating a law that now only offers such benefits to women who are married to men.
- HIV patients today 'can live long, healthy lives' Updated: Apr-26-15 4:06 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Treatment of HIV positive patients has come a long way since the early 1980s, when it was considered a death sentence.
- Health study finds high rate of STD in El Paso County Updated: Apr-26-15 1:43 pm
EL PASO, Texas - A health study has found an alarming rise in El Paso County of a sexually transmitted disease.
- Judge orders Kansas sperm donor to undergo genetic testing Updated: Apr-25-15 5:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas judge has ordered genetic testing to determine whether a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple is the biological father of a 5-year-old girl born to one of the women.
- Florida Legislature adds protections for pregnant women Updated: Apr-24-15 1:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida is making it clear that anti-discrimination laws extend to pregnant women.
- Grant aimed at stopping pregnant smokers in Kentucky Updated: Apr-24-15 4:04 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Department for Public Health has announced a grant to address the issue of women who smoke while pregnant.
- Reno business connects breast milk buyers, suppliers Updated: Apr-23-15 4:03 pm
RENO, Nevada - Twenty-first century technology has opened the door for an ancient practice.
- Thieves burglarize home of new parents of premature baby Updated: Apr-23-15 3:46 am
ATLANTA - A Georgia couple whose daughter arrived two months early went home to find thieves had broken in and stolen most of their possessions.
- Pot shop warnings for pregnant women rejected in Colorado Updated: Apr-22-15 7:21 pm
DENVER - A Colorado proposal to require marijuana shops to post warnings for pregnant and nursing women failed Wednesday when Senate Republicans said the first-in-the-nation requirement would be unfair.
- Virginia court: Dad has rights after turkey-baster pregnancy Updated: Apr-21-15 6:07 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A woman who used a turkey baster to impregnate herself is on the losing side of a legal battle over parental rights.
- Things to know about the sperm bank industry Updated: Apr-19-15 12:23 pm
Sperm banking is a huge industry that has been around for decades but one that is relatively loosely regulated in the U.S.
- Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature Updated: Apr-17-15 8:50 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward.
- Justice halts religious groups' birth control opt-out role Updated: Apr-17-15 10:50 am
PITTSBURGH - A Supreme Court justice is blocking an appeals court's ruling that would have forced two western Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses and a Christian college to fill out forms to avoid penalties for not directly providing contraceptive benefits.