Plan B’s European version, Norlevo, is getting an alert that warns the emergency contraceptive may not be as effective in …
Experts say eye doctors and gynecologists should consider the possible connection
Ethiopia has over 77 million inhabitants, and is considered one of the poorer countries in Africa. But this year, it’s playing host to the annual International Family Planning Conference in its capital, Addis Ababa.
Public-health officials may not have to worry so much about the low percentage of girls who don’t get all three doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, approved in 2006, protects against strains of the virus responsible for 70% of cervical cancers. But what about the remaining 30%?
As more abortion clinics face closures, women’s health professionals are demanding that hospitals step in.
After a years-long battle in the courts, Plan B-One Step is is now available without a prescription on pharmacy shelves.
For more than a decade, doctors have cautioned women about the risks associated with hormone-replacement therapy. But those warnings may have put one group of women at increased risk of dying early, according to the latest study.
Texas legislators want to require that abortions in the state be performed in ambulatory surgery centers rather than licensed doctors’ offices or clinics, but will that make them safer?
On Monday, the Obama administration announced it is ending its fight to keep age restrictions on the morning-after pill. The Department of Justice will no longer appeal the ruling by Judge Edward Korman of the District Court of …
Scientists say they have discovered a gene that causes puberty to start unusually early.
Researchers say that a blood test may soon identify which pregnant women are at highest risk of developing postpartum depression, so they can seek treatment that could control their symptoms.
Researchers announced the promising results of a new genetic test that can predict the most aggressive prostate cancers; New Jersey governor Chris Christie has gastric lap-band surgery, and moms who lick their babies’ pacifiers clean may be doing their kids’ immune systems a favor. These are some of the major stories making health news this week.