- Fewer Vidalia onions expected this year due to rain, winds Updated: Jun-27-15 1:22 pm
TIFTON, Georgia - Heavy rainfall and high winds contributed to Georgia farmers growing fewer Vidalia onions this year, but demand for the popular vegetable and low yields for Texas onions helped keep prices steady.
- Correction: Abortion Decline-Illinois story Updated: Jun-26-15 4:46 pm
CHICAGO - In a story June 7 about a decline in abortions in Illinois, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, reported erroneously that the Illinois numbers were for surgical abortions only. The Illinois numbers include both surgical and medical abortions.
- Topeka sperm donor submits DNA sample Updated: Jun-26-15 4:44 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Topeka man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple has submitted a DNA sample at the order of a court seeking to determine if he's their child's biological father.
- FDA reviewing safety of Essure birth control implant Updated: Jun-25-15 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators are reviewing the safety of an implantable contraception device after receiving reports of unusual side effects from patients, including fatigue, depression and weight gain.
- Poland's lawmakers approve in vitro fertilization bill Updated: Jun-25-15 8:57 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's lawmakers on Thursday approved a government bill that provides coherent regulations for in vitro fertilization and guarantees the procedure also to unwed couples.
- Jury awards patient $500k after anesthesiologist mocked him Updated: Jun-24-15 5:25 pm
RESTON, Virginia - From the moment he went under, the wisecracks began.
- Report: Illinois insurers lack clear information for women Updated: Jun-24-15 2:50 pm
CHICAGO - Most insurance plans offered in Illinois on the health overhaul law's new marketplace meet the law's requirements for women's health, according to a report released Wednesday.
- Religious groups may appeal birth control mandate ruling Updated: Jun-24-15 2:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A group of religious institutions is considering an appeal of a federal court ruling this week that found certain birth-control provisions of the Affordable Care Act don't violate the religious rights of faith-based groups.
- Gonorrhea cases at all-time high in northern Idaho Updated: Jun-23-15 6:15 am
HAYDEN, Idaho - Health officials are reminding northern Idaho residents to get tested as Gonorrhea cases are at an all-time high in the state's five northern counties.
- Program gives away diapers as anti-smoking incentive Updated: Jun-21-15 11:50 am
STE. GENEVIEVE, Missouri - Six sites across Missouri are participating in a new program that offers a year of free diapers to new mothers who agree to give up cigarettes.
- Woman says miscarried after shackled in immigration facility Updated: Jun-19-15 7:17 pm
An asylum seeker from Mexico suffered a miscarriage after she tripped and fell while shackled in immigration detention, even though pregnant detainees are not supposed to be restrained, her lawyers said.
- French families sue state to recognize surrogate births Updated: Jun-19-15 12:55 pm
PARIS - France's highest court tackled a sensitive subject Friday as parents challenged laws that effectively deny citizenship to surrogate children - children one lawyer called "ghosts of the Republic."
- Iowa court allows remote dispensing of abortion pill Updated: Jun-19-15 11:28 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down a restriction that would have prevented doctors from administering abortion-inducing pills remotely via video teleconferencing, saying it would have placed an undue burden on a woman's right to get an abortion.
- Oregon Senate committee clears birth control proposal Updated: Jun-18-15 7:47 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A proposal permitting pharmacists to prescribe hormonal birth control is advancing through the Legislature.
- Breast-milk pumping at work is legal, but needs more support Updated: Jun-17-15 9:06 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Margie Schrader did it in her office. Kirstin Milks did it in her classroom. Jami Hamman did it in her cubicle. And Jean Bauer did it wherever she could find a lockable door.
- Is baby recession over? US births up after years of decline Updated: Jun-17-15 2:22 am
NEW YORK - It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.
- 'God's Littlest Angels': Gowns donated for stillborn babies Updated: Jun-13-15 1:22 pm
OWENSBORO, Kentucky - As Mary Fogle and Tammy Boarman sat in a waiting room one day last July, they struck up a conversation. After trading contact information, the women began having lunch and sharing ideas. Fogle told Boarman of her ministry idea.
- Oregon women soon can get a year's supply of birth control Updated: Jun-12-15 9:31 am
SALEM, Oregon - It's like a ritual for women across the nation: frequent treks to the pharmacist to refill birth control prescriptions.
- Georgia woman who used abortion pills still faces legal woes Updated: Jun-11-15 4:02 am
ALBANY, Georgia - A Georgia woman spent nearly three days in jail without bond before prosecutors decided police had wrongly charged her with murder after being told she had used pills ordered online to terminate her pregnancy.
- Renewed fight expected over Indiana abortion clinic rules Updated: Jun-10-15 4:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's push to place tougher restrictions on a Lafayette Planned Parenthood clinic that provides abortions only by using drugs, not surgery, could spark a new court fight under a revised law set to take effect in July.
- Cervical cancer vaccine might work after just 1 shot, not 3 Updated: Jun-09-15 7:19 pm
LONDON - Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.
- Woman gives birth after transplant of ovarian tissue Updated: Jun-09-15 7:19 pm
LONDON - A woman who had ovarian tissue removed and frozen during childhood has given birth to a baby after the tissue was successfully transplanted back into her, enabling her to get pregnant.
- Senate panel approves bill authorizing breast milk banks Updated: Jun-08-15 6:53 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Human milk banks could soon be established in New Jersey.
- Hawaii's abortion drop coincides with sex education changes Updated: Jun-07-15 1:02 pm
HONOLULU - A dramatic drop in the number of abortions performed in Hawaii over a recent five-year period has health and education experts wondering what caused the change.
- Utah's abortion rate dropped 16 percent in recent years Updated: Jun-07-15 12:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The annual number of abortions has decreased by 16 percent in Utah since 2010, mirroring a national trend, an Associated Press survey has found.