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How knowing your fertility can catch diseases early

Jul 26, 2016 - 03:04 am .- When Maggie was in high school, she stayed after class to talk to ask a teacher what to do about a very personal concern she felt her physician was not taking seriously. What she learned led to the discovery of a brain tumor, and treatment for the growth which had been affecting the teen for years. The tools she needed to find and treat this growth came from an awareness of her fertility and natural cycles.

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

Jun 27, 2016 - 08:06 am .- On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying in a 5-3 decision that it put an undue burden on a women’s right to an abortion.

Is this really about women's health? The ACLU's latest tiff with Catholic hospitals

May 10, 2016 - 04:21 pm .- The American Civil Liberties Union's claims that Catholic hospitals are denying emergency care to pregnant women in the U.S. is not about healthcare – it's about forcing religious groups to perform abortions, critics say.

Divided bench, emotional victims – Supreme Court hears Texas abortion case

Mar 2, 2016 - 03:49 pm .- As the Supreme Court heard arguments about a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet higher medical standards, advocates outside the court said the regulations are about protecting women’s health.  

Metal coils and furious women: The story behind a controversial birth control

Dec 31, 2015 - 05:35 pm .- Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts.

If post-abortion syndrome doesn't exist, why are these women suffering?

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm .- A psychologist who cares for post-abortive women has emphasized the need to help women who have had abortions heal – and that these women have their own stories to tell.

US Supreme Court will hear challenge to Texas abortion law

Nov 13, 2015 - 03:30 pm .- The Supreme Court of the United States announced Friday that it will hear a challenge to Texas’ safety standards for abortion clinics, in what could be a significant abortion case.

Abortion clinics in Texas ask Supreme Court to block safety standards

Sep 6, 2015 - 04:06 pm .- The Texas attorney general has said he will challenge abortion clinics’ appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider striking down safety regulations that only about a dozen of the state’s abortion clinics can meet.

Why this Catholic health care development is a game-changer for women

Jul 24, 2015 - 03:04 am .- With the hope of providing authentic and ethical health care for women, Dr. Thomas Hilgers, creator of Natural Procreative Technology, has worked for decades to establish a medical network that studies, understands, and treats the female fertility cycle.

Supreme Court puts hold on Texas law regulating abortion clinics

Jun 30, 2015 - 02:03 pm .- On Monday afternoon the Supreme Court of the United States temporarily halted Texas' regulations on abortion clinics, which were upheld by an appellate court earlier in the month.

FDA announces additional risks of Essure birth control device

Jun 28, 2015 - 04:39 pm .- After receiving thousands of complaints about the adverse effects of the birth control implant Essure, the FDA announced late Wednesday that it has updated the list of risks and complications associated with the device, and that a public hearing would be held Sept. 24 to evaluate the product.

How art and technology are clearing up 'miscontraceptions' on women’s fertility

Mar 6, 2015 - 04:13 am .- Read the headlines of major news outlets and you might think women’s fertility is an unknowable force understandable only by “voodoo” or some other inscrutable form of divination.

Metal coils and furious women: The stunning controversy behind an FDA-approved birth control

Feb 20, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts.  

100 babies: A women's center that helps every step of the way

Jan 25, 2015 - 02:59 pm .- Lynn Grandon kept a tally on her desk of how many babies she knew the Denver Lighthouse women’s center had helped bring into this world.  

Supreme Court halts parts of Texas abortion law, but it's not over yet

Oct 15, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- Backers of a 2013 Texas law which strengthened health and safety requirements for the state's abortion clinics will continue to support the law as it winds through the court system, following a temporary block of some portions of the law.

Mississippi abortion ruling raises questions of women's health

Aug 1, 2014 - 03:42 am .- A federal appeals court has drawn criticism for blocking a 2012 Mississippi law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

More young women choosing health over birth control

Apr 8, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Brianna Heldt was 20 years-old when she first started taking the birth control pill. As an Evangelical Protestant, she believed in saving sex for marriage, but the young college student was planning her wedding and wanted to delay having children for a few years.

La. House passes abortion clinic regulations to protect women

Apr 3, 2014 - 03:37 pm .- The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved new safety regulations requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, rules which could lead most abortion clinics in the state to close.

Study documents abortion's global health threat to women

May 31, 2013 - 12:02 am .- A new study released during the 66th annual World Health Assembly identified and exposed what it claimed to be the harmful and often overlooked impact that abortion has on women's health.

Morning-after pill to be made available over the counter

Apr 30, 2013 - 04:44 pm .- On April 30, the Food and Drug Administration approved over the counter sale of the morning-after pill Plan B One-Step to “women 15 years of age and older.”

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