Two new reports show that pregnancy-related deaths and severe obstetrical complications rose as the state slashed funding for family planning, but researchers and state officials say more information is needed to understand the trend.
The spread of the Zika virus is a public health story, but politics isn't far behind. The consuming controversy here is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have dragged their feet in strongly recommending that women delay pregnancy.
For years, Zofran was the most popular morning-sickness medication in the U.S. Now it’s being blamed for causing birth defects. The larger issue is a drug-safety system that excludes women from clinical trials, potentially putting them and their babies at risk.
"It is time for all of us to stand up and say what we do is good," says the director of the Allentown Women's Center in Bethlehem, Pa., one of the many independent providers speaking up for the social value of abortion care—without apology.
Despite the fact that officials all over the U.S. feel the need to regulate abortion as though it were a pernicious procedure, a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that complications rarely occur after an abortion.
A woman giving birth in America is more than twice as likely to die as a woman in Saudi Arabia or China.
Thomas van Ardenne (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) The so-called Volunteer State is leading the way in backward legislation as the first in the U.S. to allow...
Roughly half of the births in the U.S. are paid for by Medicaid and that number could increase as the health insurance program expands under Obamacare, a study released Tuesday says.