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Mar 18, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Pricey robotic surgery shouldn't be the first or even second choice for most women who need a hysterectomy, says advice issued Thursday to doctors who help those women decide.
Feb 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM
There's reassuring news for pregnant women miserable with morning sickness: A very large study in Denmark finds no evidence that using a popular anti-nausea drug will harm their babies.
Jan 20, 2013 at 1:23 PM
Forty years and roughly 55 million abortions after the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade decision, the ruling's legacy is the opposite of consensus.
Nov 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM
The American College of Obstetrians and Gynecologists recommends that the birth control pill be sold over-the-counter.
Nov 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM
No prescription or doctor's exam needed: The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms.
Oct 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM
Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage.
Sep 20, 2012 at 7:52 AM
Britain's defense ministry said Thursday that it had not been aware the soldier was pregnant, and stressed that it does not allow female soldiers to deploy on operation if they are pregnant. It declined to say whether the soldier, who has not been...
Jan 3, 2012 at 8:37 AM
Check-ups during pregnancy tend to focus around the waist. But there's growing debate about which mothers-to-be should have a gland in their neck tested, too.
Nov 24, 2011 at 5:17 PM
A new study in England shows little difference in complications among the babies of women with low-risk pregnancies who delivered in hospitals versus those who gave birth with midwives at home or in birthing centers.
Aug 29, 2011 at 1:16 PM
New advice for pregnant women: If you're getting a C-section, special inflating boots strapped on your legs may lower the risk of a blood clot.
Aug 13, 2011 at 10:06 AM
A baby died during a home childbirth in Eugene attended by an unlicensed midwife, and now doctors and experts are speaking out about licensing midwives in Oregon.
Jun 21, 2011 at 9:20 AM
The days of one-size-fits-all screening for cervical cancer are long gone. How often to get a Pap smear - and whether to be tested for the cancer-causing HPV virus at the same time - now depend on your age and other circumstances.
May 22, 2011 at 2:33 PM
Home births rose 20 percent over four years, government figures show, reflecting what experts say is a small subculture among white women toward natural birth.
Apr 8, 2011 at 9:11 AM
A simple treatment — a hormone-containing vaginal gel — significantly reduces premature births among pregnant women who are at high risk because of a problem with the cervix, government researchers reported Wednesday.
Mar 10, 2011 at 8:06 AM
A drug for high-risk pregnant women has cost about $10 to $20 per injection. Next week, the price shoots up to $1,500 a dose, meaning the total cost during a pregnancy could be as much as $30,000.