- Court won't exempt Notre Dame from birth control provision Updated: May-20-15 7:10 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - A federal appeals court has rejected the University of Notre Dame's request to temporarily be exempt from a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires the Catholic school's insurance providers to cover the costs of contraceptives for students and staff.
- House to weigh expanding STD treatment to patients' partners Updated: May-20-15 10:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio House plans to vote on a proposal to allow health professionals to treat the partners of patients with chlamydia, trichomoniasis or gonorrhea without first examining them.
- Bill expanding birth control access in Oregon revived Updated: May-19-15 8:24 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A bill allowing women to access birth control without a doctor's prescription is once again moving through the Legislature after stalling in committee.
- US: Myanmar legislation on birth control 'dangerous' Updated: May-19-15 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. says legislation on population control approved by Myanmar's parliament is dangerous and could undermine the democratic hopes of minority groups.
- Pioneer in spreading Lamaze childbirth method in US dies Updated: May-16-15 7:55 pm
NEW YORK - When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated, dads were generally nowhere near the delivery room and expectant parents had far less information than many do today.
- Report says schools can do more to prevent teen pregnancy Updated: May-16-15 5:19 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico has no clear strategy on how to keep decreasing what is currently the second-highest rate of teens giving birth nationwide, according to a legislative report out this week.
- Feds close insurance loopholes on preventive care Updated: May-11-15 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.
- New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care Updated: May-11-15 3:37 pm
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.
- Woman paralyzed after childbirth awarded $35.4M in lawsuit Updated: May-08-15 3:04 am
DEDHAM, Massachusetts - Officials say a Massachusetts woman who became paralyzed following childbirth has been awarded $35.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
- Correction: Preemie Survival story Updated: May-07-15 12:22 pm
In a story May 6 about extremely premature babies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 5½-year-old Dexter Brandy needs oxygen when he sleeps. He stopped needing oxygen at 10 months, his mother said.
- Mother says she was told to stop breastfeeding in court Updated: May-07-15 2:13 am
LANSING, Michigan - A mother says she was told to stop breastfeeding her baby during a hearing at a Lansing court, leading to a planned protest by a group of women.
- Pennsylvania's 1st breast milk bank to open in Pittsburgh Updated: May-06-15 4:44 pm
PITTSBURGH - The first breast milk bank that will service the entire state is set to open in Pittsburgh in late summer or early fall.
- 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.