Latest Women's health News

Polish lawmakers OK morning-after pill for ages 15 and over in a first step to ease reproductive law

Feb. 22, 2024 12:26 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted on Thursday to approve over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill for ages 15 and above in a step to liberalize Poland’s strict reproductive law inherited from the previous nationalist conservative government. The vote in...

How AI health care chatbots learn from the questions of an Indian women's organization

Feb. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Komal Vilas Thatkare says she doesn't have anyone to ask about her most private health questions. “There are only men in my home — no ladies," said the 32-year-old mother and housewife in Mumbai. "I don’t speak to anyone here. So I used this app as it helps me...

Jill Biden announces $100 million for 'life-changing' research and development into women's health

Feb. 21, 2024 13:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Wednesday announced $100 million in federal funding for research and development into women's health as part of a new White House initiative that she is heading up. The money is the first major deliverable of the White House Initiative on Women's...

Florida asks state Supreme Court to keep abortion rights amendment off the November ballot

Feb. 07, 2024 13:07 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers trying to keep an abortion-rights measure off the Florida ballot told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday that the proposed amendment is deceptive, and that voters won't realize just how far it will expand access to the procedure. But the justices...

Report finds 93 US deaths after cosmetic surgery in Dominican Republic since 2009

Jan. 25, 2024 15:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say 93 Americans have died after cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic since 2009, with many of the recent deaths involving a procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift. The operation has grown in popularity recently and has led to deaths...

Mexico finds missing Colombian women. They had apparently been forced to work as escorts

Jan. 13, 2024 22:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Saturday they found at least eight Colombian women who had been reported missing in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco. Tabasco Gov. Carlos Manuel Merino wrote on his social media accounts that the women had been found, were in good health and...

More adults sought help for ADHD during pandemic, contributing to drug shortages

Jan. 10, 2024 12:25 PM EST

Prescriptions for ADHD treatments surged among adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to fuel lingering shortages that frustrate parents and doctors. New prescriptions for stimulants used to treat the condition jumped for young adults and women during a two-year window after...

Mikaela Shiffrin masters tough course conditions at women's World Cup GS for career win 92

Dec. 28, 2023 10:24 AM EST

LIENZ, Austria (AP) — When Mikaela Shiffrin can coast through the second run and still win the race, her rivals know the American has rediscovered her best skiing in giant slalom. Seeking her first win of the season in the discipline, Shiffrin held on to a big first-run lead to...

Alabama woman with rare double uterus gives birth to two children

Dec. 23, 2023 17:03 PM EST

DORA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman with two uteri and two cervixes has given birth to two babies after carrying one of them in each uterus. Kelsey Hatcher of Dora, about 28 miles (45.06 kilometers) northwest of Birmingham, gave birth to two girls on Wednesday and Thursday after a...

What to know about abortion lawsuits being heard in US courts this week

Dec. 14, 2023 20:14 PM EST

The Texas Supreme Court received a lot of attention this week when it rejected a woman’s request for an immediate abortion there due to harrowing pregnancy complications. It's one of several Western states where there have been developments and court arguments this week in lawsuits...