The Human Placenta Project

The National Institutes of Health wants to know more about the health of the placenta during pregnancy and is dedicating $41 million to get some answers. The NIH recently announced a […]

D.C.’s post-shutdown baby boom

Hospitals in Washington D.C. are experiencing what appears to be an aftereffect of the 16-day government shutdown in October: bustling maternity wards. Nine months after the furlough, D.C. hospitals are seeing […]

Priorities for birth control decision making

When it comes to discussing birth control options, women and their physicians have differing opinions about what’s most important. For doctors, the most important things to discuss are how to use […]

FDA: Pregnant women should eat more fish

Pregnant women aren’t getting enough fish in their diet, according to government officials. The Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that pregnant women should be eating […]

Washington mid-pack with teen pregnancy rates

Washington’s teen pregnancy rate ranks No. 33 in the country. In Washington, there were 49 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, according to the “American Teens’ Sexual and Reproductive […]

Women in need of reproductive health education

“The science of baby-making still a mystery for many women,” so says researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Certainly, I thought, this news release title has to be a bit of […]

Reality TV impacts declining teen birth rate

A new study is crediting the popular MTV reality show “16 and Pregnant” – and the subsequent “Teen Mom” shows – with impacting the declining teen birth rate. The National Bureau […]

Pregnancy and peanuts

Turns out, peanuts may not be as bad for pregnant women as once thought. A study released today shows an association between pregnant women who ate peanuts and tree nuts and […]

Teen pregnancies a two-way street

The Chicago Department of Public Health has launched a provocative new prevention campaign that depicts teen pregnancy responsibility as a two-way street. How? With attention-grabbing images of “pregnant” teenage boys. Images like […]

Morning-after pill age limits struck down

A federal judge ordered this month that the morning-after pill be made available over the counter for women and girls of all ages, striking down the prescription requirement for girls […]

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