Women's health

November 12, 2018 - 8:19 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A new report says more women in the poorest countries are using modern contraception, signifying progress in efforts to involve women in family planning. But the report, launched Monday by the U.N.-backed advocacy group FP2020, says many others who want to delay or prevent...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's "Today" show in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
November 09, 2018 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive their two daughters. "We were trying to get pregnant and it wasn't going well," Mrs. Obama, 54, writes in her upcoming...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2016, file photo, a one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed in Sacramento, Calif. A day after Republicans expanded their Senate majority, the Trump administration on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, finalized a policy change that allows some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 07, 2018 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after Republicans expanded their Senate majority, the Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a policy change that allows some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers. The new regulations from several...
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Retired Bath Township Police Det. Howard "Cowboy" Wooldrige waits for election results to come in for Proposal 18-1 during the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol public watch party at The Radisson in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Even in deep-red states, voters embraced an array of liberal-backed ballot measures in Tuesday's election — expanding Medicaid, targeting gerrymandering, boosting minimum wages, legalizing marijuana use. The results heartened left-of-center activists, who see a path going forward for circumventing...
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This undated family photo provided in October 2018 shows Alicia Ackley, of Alvin, Texas. Diagnosed with cervical cancer in July 2018, she followed the advice of her doctor and had a traditional open hysterectomy rather than the minimally invasive version. Some hospitals are changing their practice after studies found women who had less invasive surgery for cervical cancer fared worse. (Courtesy Alicia Ackley via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 5:02 pm
New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version. The unexpected findings are prompting changes at some hospitals that perform radical hysterectomies for early-stage cervical cancer. Researchers compared two types of radical hysterectomy. Women...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, people enter the University of Southern California's Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California has announced on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for many years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
October 19, 2018 - 8:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, United States' Meghan Duggan, from left, Hilary Knight, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Maddie Rooney pose with their gold medals in women's hockey at a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Lamoureux-Morando and her husband, Anthony, are expecting a boy in mid-December. Jocelyne and her husband, Brent, are due seven weeks later. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am
Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in...
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This undated image provided by Merck on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 shows a vial and packaging for the Gardasil 9 vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of the company's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. (Merck via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 6:03 am
U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. The vaccine was previously only for preteens and young adults through 26. The Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil 9 for women and men through 45. The vaccine protects against the human...
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File - In this Monday, May 22, 2017 file photo, Human rights activist Nadia Murad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Denis Mukwege and Murad have been named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, it was announced on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
October 05, 2018 - 12:47 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the...
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October 04, 2018 - 1:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday denied Planned Parenthood's request for a mid-Missouri clinic to be temporarily exempted from certain abortion regulations, ensuring that the Columbia clinic will not be able to resume abortions. U.S. Western District Court Judge Brian Wimes...
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