Women's Health

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Apple Watch joins growing trend of fertility tracking technology

Jun 4, 2019

It its latest rollout of updates, Apple announced that it will be adding menstruation and fertility tracking to its newest... Read more

New study supports decades of Catholic research on progesterone in pregnancy

May 27, 2019

A recent study in the UK found that taking progesterone supplements during pregnancy is associated with a decreased risk of... Read more

'Abortion saves lives'? Catholic doctor responds to NYT op-ed

May 22, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Following an op-ed in the New York Times claiming that all pregnancies are life-threatening, a Catholic doctor emphasized that pregnancy... Read more

FEMM aims for data-driven approach to fertility awareness

Dec 20, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

For some, the idea of “fertility awareness” can seem daunting- full of charts and confusing formulas. The FEMM Health App... Read more

How knowing your fertility can catch diseases early

Jul 1, 2018

By Adelaide Mena

When Maggie was in high school, she stayed after class to talk to ask a teacher what to do about... Read more

The female nuclear physicist who created a fertility app

Mar 20, 2018

Meet Elina Berglund: a nuclear physicist who will be known as the woman who developed the first natural cycle fertility... Read more

Appeals court strikes down Baltimore law targeting pregnancy centers

Jan 5, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

An appellate court struck down a Baltimore city ordinance Friday, ruling that the city's pro-life pregnancy centers would not be... Read more

Critics warn against British movement advocating at-home abortion pills

Dec 12, 2017

A new effort in the UK has garnered the support of some of Britain’s maternity doctors who are recommending that... Read more

In Maine, abortions could become more dangerous for women

Sep 25, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A lawsuit seeking to challenge a Maine law allowing only doctors to perform abortions has drawn criticism from pro-life advocates... Read more

The Texas state capitol.

Texas Senate passes bill banning general insurance plans from covering abortion

Jul 29, 2017

On Wednesday the Texas Senate passed a bill which would ban general insurance policies from covering abortions for private citizens,... Read more

Can we end the need for abortion? One organization aims to find out

Feb 9, 2017

Women's healthcare is reaching a new dawn in the state of Colorado, courtesy of a new Catholic Charities initiative whose... Read more

U.S. Capitol, Senate side, public domain.

Senate bill would move women's health funding away from Planned Parenthood

Feb 4, 2017

A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would re-allocate women’s health care funding away from controversial abortion provider Planned... Read more

What the pro-life movement can learn from Planned Parenthood

Feb 2, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain – but rather than dismissing it, pregnancy help centers may be able... Read more

So, abortion doesn't harm women's mental health? The stats disagree

Jan 3, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that women who get abortions show no... Read more

No one's talking about the trauma of abortion by pill

Nov 11, 2016

By Mary Farrow

While the number of abortions in the United States has declined, a recent report shows that women seeking abortions are... Read more

Abortion linked to mental health problems down the road, study finds

Sep 3, 2016

Abortion during the late teen and early adult years raises a woman’s risk of mental health problems and may be... Read more

US Supreme Court.

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying in a... Read more


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

May 10, 2016

By Mary Farrow

The American Civil Liberties Union's claims that Catholic hospitals are denying emergency care to pregnant women in the U.S. is... Read more

Anti-abortion advocates stand outside of the Supreme Court, March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC during abortion arguments.

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

Mar 2, 2016

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

As the Supreme Court heard arguments about a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet higher medical standards, advocates outside... Read more

Coil spring.

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

Dec 31, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and... Read more