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May 9, 2012: Prenatal Care For Immigrants In Nebraska Bill Divides Anti-Abortion Lawmakers from Huffington Post

May 9, 2012: Fewer Babies Born to Teens in 2010 Than in Any Year Since 1946 from WebMD

May 9, 2012: Group pays drug addicts to get sterilized or receive long-term birth control, sparks criticism from New York Daily News

May 8, 2012: Black Women Bear the Brunt of Premature Births in the U.S. from BET News

May 8, 2012: One in Five Women Affected by Postpartum Mood Disorders – National Mental Health Week from Region of Peel

May 8, 2012: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is "Balanced, Reasonable and Badly Needed Legislation" to Address Workplace Discrimination Based on Pregnancy from The National Partnership for Women and Families

May 4, 2012: Science has its limits in maintaining fertility from The Johns-Hopkins Newsletter

May 2, 2012: Too Many African-American Babies Born Too Soon from The Huffington Post

May 2, 2012: The Mount Sinai Hospital Experts Debunk the 5 Most Common Postpartum Depression Myths Plaguing Latina Moms from PR Newswire

April 23, 2012: La. Senate Panel Approves Bill Requiring Ultrasound, Listening to Fetal Heartbeat 24 Hour Before Abortion Care from The National Partnership for Women and Families 

April 21, 2012: Vatican crackdown on U.S. Catholic nuns has been a long time brewing from Reuters 

April 20, 2012: FDA Announces Seizure of Contaminated Ultrasound Gel; Risk to Pregnant Women Unknown from The National Partnership for Women and Families 

April 19, 2012: Reproductive Health Advocates Push N.Y. Lawmakers To Pass Reproductive Health Act from The National Partnership for Women and Families

April 19, 2012: Vice President Biden Leads Push for Violence Against Women Act, as Democrats Maintain Focus on Women from The National Partnership for Women and Families 

April 18, 2012: Birth Control and Teenage Pregnancy from The New York Times

April 17, 2012: What Does the Wage Gap Cost America’s Women Each Year? 2,751 Gallons of Gas, 13 Months of Rent, or Food for 1.8 Years from The National Partnership for Women and Families

April 17, 2012: Texas To Fund Women's Health Program Starting in November, State Official Says from The National Partnership for Women and Families

April 17, 2012: Young Catholic Women Seek To Modernize Reputation of Natural Family Planning from The National Partnership for Women and Familie


April 17, 2012: Mass. Supreme Court Rules That Breastfeeding Women Must Be Accommodated During Medical Licensing Exams from The National Partnership for Women and  Families 

April 16, 2012: More Obstacles to Abortion Care Exist Now Compared With 1978, New York Times Opinion Piece States from The National Partnership for Women and Families 

April 16, 2012: Number of State Antiabortion Bills Down Slightly From This Time Last Year, Guttmacher Reports from The National Partnership for Women and Families 

April 15, 2012: Michigan hospitals add test to uncover heart defects in newborns from The Detroit Free Press  

April 13, 2012: Wash. Legislature Ends Special Session Without Action on Abortion Coverage Bill from The National Partnership for Women and Families

April 13, 2012: Planned Parenthood Attorneys Ask Kan. Judge To Dismiss Criminal Case from The National Partnership for Women and Families 

April 13, 2012: R.I. House Committee Holds Hearing on Ultrasound Bill from The National Partnership for Women and Families

April 12, 2012: C-sections tied to lower incontinence risk from The Chicago Tribune

April 12, 2012: Birth rates among unwed cohabitating couples rise in U.S. from CBS News

April 12, 2012: Studies Warn of Antidepressant Birth Defects from PR Web

April 12, 2012: Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Law Barring Organization From Women's Health Program from The National Partnership for Women and Families

April 11, 2012: BREAKING: Prenatal care bill for undocumented women passes today! from The Tucson Citizen

April 11, 2012: Donor-Conceived Children: As Adults, They Don’t Stop Wondering Who They Are  from TIME

April 10, 2012: U.S. Ranks 31st out of 34 OECD Countries for Infant Mortality, Report Says from The National Partnership for Women and Families 

April 10, 2012: Teen Birth Rates Decreased in Nearly Every State, All Racial, Ethnic Groups Since 2007, CDC Finds from The National Partnership for Women and Families  

April 10, 2012: Monsanto and Big Tobacco Blamed for Birth Defects from Courthouse News Services

April 9, 2012: Fertility Clinic Boss Likely Fathered 600 Kids from Newser

April 9, 2012: Women Postponing Motherhood Mistakenly Rely On IVF from International Business Times

February 8, 2012: NIH study links high levels of cadmium, lead in blood to pregnancy delay from NIH News

February 2, 2012:One in Six Pregnant Women Tested Are Positive for Hypothyroidism from Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal

January 31, 2012: Legal Protections Lacking for Pregnant Workers, New York Times Opinion Piece States from National Partnership for Women and Families

January 30, 2012: Ky. Pre-Abortion Ultrasound, Counseling Bills Advance to Full Senate from National Partnership for Women and Families

January 29, 2012: Birth Control and Reproductive Rights from New York Times

January 27, 2012: Antiretrovirals Raise Birth Defect Risk from Medical News Today

January 27, 2012: Home births in U.S. surge from San Francisco Chronicle

January 26, 2012: N.Y. Lawmakers Feud Over Reproductive Health Week Resolution from National Partnership for Women and Families

January 20, 2012: Obama Administration Action Means More Women Will Have Access to the Contraception They Need, Women & Families Will Be Healthier from National Partnership for Women and Families

January 14, 2012: Taking Anti-Depressants During Pregnancy Increases Pulmonary Hypertension Risk In Newborns from Medical News Today

January 12, 2012: Concern at 'foetus parties' trend from The Press Association

January 11, 2012: Fish in pregnancy could enhance intellectual capacity of babies from FIS

January 10, 2012: Health, Education Coalition Offers New Standards on Sexuality Education from National Partnership for Women and Families

January 9, 2012: Rise in 'selective reproduction' due to increase in IVF, experts say from BioNews

January 5, 2012: New Md. Law Will Expand Medicaid Family Planning Benefits from National Partnership for Women and Families

January 4, 2012: The Best Prenatal Care from Daily Rx

January 4, 2012: U.S. Twin Births Soar: CDC from The US News and World Report

January 4, 2012: Seeing double? Number of twins in U.S. spikes from MSNBC News

January 4, 2012: Twins are born five years apart from The Press Association

January 4, 2012: Way to beat male infertility found from The Times of India

December 15, 2011: Promising prevention of preterm labor from the American Council on Science and Health

December 14, 2011: Study shows additional benefits of progesterone in reducing preterm birth risk from NIH

December 13, 2011: Placental, pregnancy conditions account for most stillbirths from NIH

December 13, 2011: Does Assisted Contraception Lead to Increased Risk of Preeclampsia? from OBGYN.net

December 13, 2011: Prepregnancy BMI, Pregnancy Weight Gain Affect Birth Weight from Medscape News

December 13, 2011: Rare birth defects tied to mom's painkiller use from Reuters

December 12, 2011: 'Mother Robin' wins CNN Hero of the Year from CNN

December 12, 2011: No extra birth defect risk after cancer treatment: study from Reuters

December 12, 2011: Care For Earliest Preemies Improves, But Low Birth Weight Remains Risky from NPR

December 8, 2011: Stress in early pregnancy can lead to shorter pregnancies, more pre-term births and fewer baby boys from Human Reproduction

December 1, 2011: Study Finds Reproductive Health Care Disparities Among Sexual Minority Teens, Young Adults from National Partnership for Women and Families

December 1, 2011: Social Disparities in Pregnancy Rates Diminish During Later Adolescence, Study Finds from National Partnership for Women and Families

December 1, 2011: Many Women Underestimate Fertility Clock's Clang from BBC News

December 1, 2011: Study Examines Factors That Influence Postpartum Contraceptive Use Among Adolescents from National Partnership for Women and Families

November 30, 2011: International update: article on advantages of combining HIV and pregnancy prevention (also called Multipurpose Prevention Technologies or MPTs) in Kenya from allAfrica.com

November 30, 2011: UC research examines home births -- then and now from Medical Express

November 29, 2011: The Hidden Link Between Gluten Intolerance and PMS, Infertility and Miscarriage from Market Watch

November 25, 2011: Women Who Have Caesareans 'Risk Having Fatter Babies' from AllAfrica.com

November 25, 2011: Study will help guide women’s choices in where to give birth from HealthCanal.com

November 22, 2011: U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Under 12%, the Lowest Level in Nearly a Decade from MD News

November 21, 2011: IVF treatment rises six percent in a year from BioNews

November 21, 2011: New York Times Magazine Profiles Progressive Sex Ed Course at Private Philadelphia-Area H.S. from National Partnership for Women and Families

November 18, 2011: Crisis Pregnancy Centers Claim Constitution Gives Them Right To Lie To Pregnant Ladies from Jezebel

November 17, 2011: Calling Attention to Preterm Birth on World Prematurity Day, Nov. 17 from TIME

November 17, 2011: Fertility treatments increase by almost six percept from Healthcare Global

November 16, 2011: Women's Health Policy Report: D.C. Officials Reviewing Budget Autonomy Proposal That Includes Abortion-Funding Ban from National Partnership for Women and Families

November15, 2011: Home Pregnancy Tests: Are They Reliable? From EmpowHER

November 15, 2011: The Pill: Not Just For Pregnancy Prevention from NPR Health Blog

November 15, 2011: Test IDs Preeclamptic Pregnancies Before Symptoms Present  from Family Practice News

November 15, 2011: Women's Health Policy Report: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Challenge to Health Care Reform Law from National Partnership for Women and Families

November 15, 2011: Women's Health Policy Report: Senate Republicans To Target Abortion, Family Planning in Upcoming Spending Package from National Partnership for Women and Families

November 15, 2011: Women's Health Policy Report: Hypertension During Pregnancy Can Increase Future Problems, Study Finds from National Partnership for Women and Families

November 15, 2011: New Center Treats Painful Condition that Threatens Fertility from Saint Lewis University

November 15, 2011: Pregnant women still drinking and smoking, study finds from Herald Sun

November 15, 2011: Hypertension Before Pregnancy Tied to Depression During from MedPage Today

November 14, 2011: Fertility clinics and their patients suffer from HFEA's (lack of) communication strategy from BioNews

November 14, 2011: Smoking, Overweight Pregnant Moms Put Child at Risk of Obesity from Medical Daily

November 14, 2011: Surrey NHS to reinstate free IVF treatment from BioNews

November 14, 2011: Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of a microdeletion from PHG Foundation

November 10, 2011: First-Ever Advertising Campaign to Address Unplanned Pregnancy Among Young Women in the U.S. Launches Nationwide from Market Watch

November 10, 2011: Racial divide persists in Michigan’s infant mortality rate from Bridge Michigan

November 10, 2011: Global 'right to abortion' rejected at Brazilian pro-life conference from Catholic News Agency

November 10, 2011: Researchers suggest prenatal causes for autism from International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics

November 9, 2011: Maximizing Fertility In Breast Cancer Patients: Part 1 from Clinical Oncology News

November 9, 2011: Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely from US News and World Report

November 9, 2011: Birth control seen as a factor in 'personhood' vote from Politico.com

November 9, 2011: Mississippi Rejects Bill to Grant Pre-Embryonic "Personhood," Outlaw Fertility Aid, Birth Control from Democracy Now

November 8, 2011: Help for California's Pregnant and Parenting Youth from National Partnership for Women and Families

November 8, 2011: Merck launches Nexplanon birth control implant from Bioscience Technology Online

November 8, 2011: Low-Cost Flour Fortification Saves Millions in Healthcare Dollars from Market Watch

November 8, 2011: 7 Awesome Things About a Postpartum Body from Babble.com

November 7, 2011: Stress and infertility: the weak link between them from Slate.com

November 7, 2011: White House Must Resist Pressure To Weaken Contraceptive Coverage Rule from National Partnership for Women and Families

November 7, 2011: MedAssurant to Present Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes Data from Medicaid Managed Care Members at the Medicaid Health Plans of America's 2011 Annual Meeting from Market Watch

November 6, 2011: In ‘Our Bodies,’ a right to knowledge from the Boston Globe

November 6, 2011: Custom Cycle Ferries Sperm To Fertility Clinics from NPR   

October 31, 2011: ASRM Presentation: Higher Risk for Premature Ovarian Failure and Early Menopause with CID from OBGYN.

October 25, 2011: Study Verifies Link between Pregnant Moms' Antidepressants an Autism in Children from International Business Times

October 25, 2011: Women's Health Policy Report: Crisis Pregnancy Centers Often Provide Misinformation, NARAL Investigation Finds from national Partnership for Women and Families (See “2011 NARAL CPC Report”)

October 25, 2011: World's largest study of the fear of childbirth from News Medical

October 22, 2011: Non-profit Shades of Light provides support system for women suffering from postpartum disorders from The Saratogian

October 19, 2011: 3 Factors Found to Raise Risk of Death After Surgery; Early Pregnancy High Blood Pressure Linked to Birth Defects; Steroids in Preemies Impairs Brain Growth from Insider Medicine

October 18, 2011: Increasing Awareness of Postpartum Depression from EmpowHer October 17, 2011: Practical approaches to mental health (AAFP Scientific Assembly) from American Medical News

October 12, 2011: More trans fat in pregnancy tied to bigger baby from Reuters

October 12, 2011: Drop in U.S. Birth Rates Reflects Recession, Pew Center Says from The New York Times

October 12, 2011: CDC says condom use increasing among teens from Reuters

October 12, 2011: Should pregnant women run marathons? from The Boston Globe

October 12, 2011: More Benefit Seen for Prenatal Folic Acid Supplements from MedPage Today

October 12, 2011: Environmental Chemicals May Prove Obstacle for Infertile Couples from Scientific American

October 12, 2011: New Calif. Law Aims To Encourage Breastfeeding from The Women’s Health Policy Report

September 29, 2011: Five-years of a mandatory single-embryo transfer (mSET) policy dramatically reduces twinning rate without lowering pregnancy rates from Science Direct

September 25, 2011: More youngsters having unsafe sex: global study from Reuters

August 2, 2011: U.S. Hospitals Poor at Breast-feeding Support from Reuters

August 1, 2011: DHA During Pregnancy May Cut Infant Colds from WebMD

August 1, 2011: How Long Do the Effects of Being Born Premature Last? Until Adulthood from TIME

July 30, 2011: Pregnancy Increases Risk of Stroke in U.S from ThirdAge

July 27, 2011: IUD Users Have Fewer Repeat Abortions from Reuters

July 27, 2011: Extreme Preemies May Still Grow Up to Be Fat from MedPage Today

July 19, 2011: C-Section Rate No Lower With Oxytocin from MedPage Today

July 19. 2011: C-Section Rate in U.S. Climbs to All-Time High from the U.S. News and World Report

July 6, 2011: Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking from U.S. News and World Report

June 11, 2011: Post-abortion IUD prevents pregnancies from UPI.com

June 10, 2011: Women's Health Policy Report: Pregnant Women Who Receive Flu Shots May Pass Benefits to Newborns from Women’s Health Policy Report

June 8, 2011: NIH Study Addresses Concerns About High Folate Levels from the National Institute of Health

June 7, 2011: Too Much Pregnancy Weight Linked to Baby's Obesity Risk from WebMD.com

June 6, 2011: Breakthrough Male Infertility Test Predicts IVF Success from eMaxHealth.com

May 31, 2011: Study: Developmental Delay for Late Preterm Babies from WebMD.com