Latest Women's health News

Residency program for treating rural women to have 1st grad

Jun. 21, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Dr. Laura McDowell finishes her obstetrics and gynecology training at UW Health this month, she will be the first person in the country to complete such a residency program focused on caring for women in rural areas. With a nationwide shortage...

Missouri risks Medicaid funding over contraceptive fight

Jun. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is at risk of losing $4.5 billion in tax revenue and federal funding for Medicaid because of a fight between lawmakers over contraceptives. At issue is a state tax on hospitals, doctors and other health care providers that is used to...

Appeals court refuses to reinstate N Carolina abortion ban

Jun. 16, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's ban on most abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy must remain unenforceable, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, rejecting arguments that the law should be left intact because prosecutors aren't going after doctors who violate it. ...

Compromise reached on separating abortion, health services

Jun. 15, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House and Senate budget negotiators reached a compromise Tuesday on a provision meant to ensure that taxpayer money isn’t indirectly used for abortion. The House-passed budget included language that would require family planning programs that get...

Florida woman serves as mentor for breast cancer patients

Jun. 12, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Judy Kalb was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. The suburban Boynton Beach resident recovered only to see the cancer return in 2000. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy and treated with chemotherapy. Kalb had strong...

Man denied bail after stabbing pregnant woman on trail

Jun. 11, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (AP) — A man was denied bail Friday on assault charges after police said he stabbed a pregnant woman on a suburban Atlanta trail, leading doctors to deliver her son through an emergency cesarean section after 25 weeks of gestation. Christopher Jones was...

N. Carolina ban on Down syndrome abortions goes to governor

Jun. 10, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina senators approved a bill on Thursday to bar women from getting abortions on the basis of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. With the Senate's party-line vote, the prohibition Republicans are seeking now heads to...

Pennsylvania House advances bill on handling fetal remains

Jun. 09, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require health care facilities to provide for the burial or cremation of fetal remains after a miscarriage or abortion. Following an emotionally fraught debate in politically riven...

Federal appeals court blocks sweeping Missouri abortion law

Jun. 09, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday blocked Missouri from enforcing a sweeping state abortion law that bans the procedures at or after eight weeks of pregnancy. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard arguments in September...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 09, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 8, 2021. Editorial: Fetterman should stop flouting flag law and obey it Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman continues a juvenile campaign to fly flags from his Capitol office in defiance of state law. He should stop his...