U.S. uterus transplant fails

Two weeks ago, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic announced they had performed the first uterus transplant in U.S. Today, they announced the transplant has failed. A team of transplant surgeons and gynecological […]

Cleveland Clinic performs first uterus transplant in U.S.

A 26-year-old woman became the first person in the U.S. to receive a uterus transplant. A team of transplant surgeons and gynecological surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic performed the first uterus […]

Laughing gas a new option for laboring moms

Laboring moms now have a new option for easing labor pains: nitrous oxide. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is now offering women in labor nitrous oxide – more commonly called ‘laughing gas’ […]

Women are beginning to drink like men

Men have long been heavier drinkers than women, but a new study shows the gap in narrowing in the U.S. An analysis by researchers with the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse […]

The pill without a prescription

Two states will soon allow women to get birth control pills without a physician’s prescription. California and Oregon has passed laws that will allow women to get hormonal contraceptives directly from […]

ACA requirement saves women money

Women saved hundreds of dollars in the first year after the Affordable Care Act required insurers to cover prescription contraceptives. The health law required the coverage of most forms of prescription […]

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 […]

The Jolie Effect

BRCA testing rates jumped nearly 40 percent after actress Angelina Jolie announced that she carried the gene mutation and opted for an elective double mastectomy. A new study by AARP Public […]

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 […]

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 […]

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