- Planned Parenthood responds to Oregon Republicans Updated: Oct-08-15 2:04 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette is reimbursed for expenses, but does not profit from the collection of tissue after abortions, according to its president and CEO.
- Ohio Senate passes bill to expand treatment for STDs Updated: Oct-07-15 3:51 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio bill that seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases has cleared the state Senate.
- Correction: Breast-feeding-Hospitals story Updated: Oct-07-15 1:40 pm
NEW YORK - In an Oct. 6 story about hospitals' efforts to promote breast-feeding, The Associated Press reported erroneously what proportion of hospitals in 2013 helped women start nursing within an hour of birth. The story should have said it was nearly two-thirds, not more than two-thirds.
- Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil Updated: Oct-07-15 12:06 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Thais Faria sank into a leather love seat, relaxing under the ministrations first of a masseuse, then a manicurist and finally a hairdresser-cum-makeup artist. Not 24 hours after her daughter was born via cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic.
- Transplanting ovarian tissue helps some women have babies Updated: Oct-06-15 7:23 pm
LONDON - The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and can help about one third of them to have babies.
- Illinois stops paying local health clinics for STD testing Updated: Oct-06-15 4:36 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testing for HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases at state labs, a move that shifts the cost to local jurisdictions.
- Correction: Pregnancy Drug Use story Updated: Oct-02-15 10:56 am
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - In a story Sept. 28 about drug use among pregnant women, The Associated Press, based on a newspaper's story, erroneously reported the number of babies born in the state with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Removes reference to rate per 1,000 admissions in reporting the number of cases in 2010.
- Administration backs high court review of contraception case Updated: Oct-01-15 10:20 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is acknowledging that the Supreme Court should step into the latest battle over the president's health law.
- Martin Luther King's niece speaking at pregnancy center Updated: Oct-01-15 4:01 am
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina - The niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is speaking in Orangeburg with citizens and community leaders on helping women with unplanned or difficult pregnancies.
- Judge sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit against Utah Updated: Sep-29-15 3:39 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A judge on Tuesday blocked an order issued by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to cut off federal money going to Planned Parenthood in the state after the release of secretly recorded videos by a California anti-abortion group.
- Lawsuit says company discriminated against pregnant women Updated: Sep-29-15 2:01 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A lawsuit filed by a federal agency accuses a New Mexico-based convenience store company of violating civil rights laws by refusing to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant women with disabilities.
- Dating apps fire back at billboards linking STD spread Updated: Sep-28-15 11:10 pm
LOS ANGELES - An AIDS health care group is defending an ad campaign in Los Angeles that links popular dating apps with the spread of sexual transmitted diseases.
- Idaho woman gets 1½ year term for California egg donor fraud Updated: Sep-28-15 8:01 pm
LOS ANGELES - An egg donation and surrogacy agency that branded itself as a miracle was more of a mirage.
- National AIDS leader urges broader use of preventive drug Updated: Sep-26-15 11:48 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Federal officials are asking Mississippi health care providers to expand use of a medicine that can keep people from getting AIDS.
- Iowa State research farm works with area producers Updated: Sep-26-15 10:44 am
NASHUA, Iowa - Iowa State University's Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm now is in its 40th year of operation on 260 acres near Nashua, and every year, it brings new ideas, as well as crops, organizers say.
- Tiny, premature baby survives birth on a cruise ship Updated: Sep-25-15 2:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date said she wrapped towels around the 1 1/2-pound boy and kept him alive with the help of medical staff until the ship reached port.
- Experts question safety of Essure device linked to pain Updated: Sep-24-15 7:48 pm
WASHINGTON - A 13-year-old birth control implant came under new scrutiny Thursday as federal health experts discussed a host of problems reported by women implanted with the metallic device, including chronic pain, bleeding and fatigue.
- Assembly passes bill stripping Planned Parenthood money Updated: Sep-24-15 6:15 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would take away $3.5 million of federal funding for Planned Parenthood despite objections from Democrats who said it would limit access to women's health care services in Wisconsin.
- Health program offers free birth control to more poor teens Updated: Sep-24-15 1:50 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - State officials say the consolidation of Texas health programs should help thousands of poor Texas teens get free access to birth control for the first time.
- Iowa man found guilty of forcing wife to end 2 pregnancies Updated: Sep-22-15 6:04 pm
STORM LAKE, Iowa - A jury has found a northwest Iowa man guilty of forcing his wife to terminate two pregnancies.
- Doctor honored by bishop for volunteer work Updated: Sep-22-15 5:01 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire doctor has been honored by Bishop Peter Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester for her volunteer work helping pregnant women with free medical screenings and other services.
- FDA experts to review safety of Essure birth control implant Updated: Sep-21-15 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal medical experts will take a closer look at a host of problems reported with the birth control implant called Essure, including chronic pain, bleeding, headaches and allergic reactions.
- US government says it will now use the term 'sexual rights' Updated: Sep-18-15 8:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. government says it will begin using the term "sexual rights" in discussions of human rights and global development.
- Soft cheese linked to listeria death in Ohio Updated: Sep-18-15 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A California company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the country over the last five years, including a 2012 death in Ohio.
- Appeals court upholds injunction halting health mandate Updated: Sep-17-15 7:41 pm
ST. LOUIS - A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care law unjustly burdens religiously affiliated employers by forcing them to help provide insurance coverage for certain contraceptives, even though they can opt out of directly paying for it.