California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the state’s rules for obtaining consent for the procedure known as tubal ligation from incarcerated women.
The speaker of the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, announced at the weekend that she has a “high-risk” form of HPV to try to raise awareness about the common but often stigmatized sexually transmitted infection.
U.S. and Australian couples attempting to leave Thailand with babies born by surrogate mothers have been stopped at the airport and prevented from leaving the country in recent days, an Australian surrogacy advocate said on Friday.
A new mom in Portland, Ore., said she was barred from breastfeeding her premature newborn because she is a regular user of medical marijuana. “They’re refusing to allow me to breastfeed,” Crystal Cain told local news station KATU, referring to officials at Oregon Health Science University.
A U.S. judge on Monday ruled unconstitutional an Alabama law that threatened to close three of the state’s five abortion clinics while a hearing opened in Texas with an abortion rights group trying to overturn restrictions imposed in that state.
When the Australians discovered the boy, named Gammy by his surrogate family, had Down’s Syndrome they abandoned him in Thailand and returned to Australia with only the healthy girl, Australia’s ABC said.
A microscopic image that shows a genome being removed from a donor egg. 1. Manipulation pipette. 2. Donor egg. 3. Holding pipette. 4. Zona pellucida (encircling the egg). 5. Location of the oocyte genome (or nuclear DNA) before removal.
U.S. Democrats hope to turn their legal setback on Obamacare and contraception into a winning autumn campaign issue by pushing legislation requiring employers to include birth control in healthcare coverage.