June 11, 2013 1:14 pm
The Obama administration has decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability of the best-known morning-after contraceptive pill for all women and girls.
May 23, 2013 5:57 pm
The nation’s teen birth rate is falling fast. The 2011 rate was just half the 1991 rate, according to a new report from the CDC.
May 10, 2013 1:48 pm
In the latest twist of the court fight over “Plan B” emergency contraception, a federal judge has denied the Obama administration’s request to delay his ruling ordering the government to make the pills available to everyone, without restrictions.
May 2, 2013 4:27 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has approved an amended application submitted by Teva Women’s Health, Inc. to market Plan B One-Step (active ingredient levonorgestrel) for use without a prescription by women 15 years of age and older.
April 15, 2013 2:53 pm
Embryo donation (also known as embryo adoption) is the compassionate gifting of residual cryopreserved embryos by consenting parents to infertile recipients. As such, the not-for-profit donation of existing embryos by consenting parents comports with a triad of commonly held ethical attributes.
April 5, 2013 5:10 pm
The Food and Drug Administration must make emergency contraceptives available to girls of all ages within 30 days, a federal judge has ruled, saying the agency’s decisions regarding the so-called morning-after pill were “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable.”
March 27, 2013 2:01 pm
Earlier this month, school officials sent a letter demanding that students take down a network of locations where free contraceptives and safe-sex information are available.
March 20, 2013 2:19 pm
Britain’s fertility regulator says it has found broad public support for in vitro fertilization techniques that allow babies to be created with DNA from three people for couples at risk of passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.
March 19, 2013 6:11 pm
The percentage of parents who say they won’t have their teen daughters vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increases, even though physicians increasingly recommend the vaccinations.
March 15, 2013 5:02 pm
Little more than a week after Arkansas adopted the country’s most stringent abortion limits, banning the procedure at 12 weeks of pregnancy, the North Dakota Legislature on Friday passed a more restrictive bill that would ban most abortions as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy.