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Women and Zika: Key questions and a few solid answers

Women and Zika: Key questions and a few solid answers

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News This story was first published June 13, 2016; it was most recently updated April 5. The Zika virus caused birth defects in about 10 percent of the 250 pregnant women confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have contracted the virus, according to figures published April […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
IVF has little effect on health of the child

IVF has little effect on health of the child

  By Jordana Bell, Senior Lecturer, King’s College London; Jeffrey Craig, Principal Research Fellow, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and Juan Castillo-Fernandez, PhD candidate, King’s College London The rate of IVF births has risen dramatically in recent years as fertility rates continue to fall worldwide. To date, over 5m babies have been born with the help of […]

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Women with coverage for IVF more likely to have procedure again, give birth

Women with coverage for IVF more likely to have procedure again, give birth

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Women whose health insurance covered in-vitro fertilization were more likely to repeat the procedure if necessary, boosting their likelihood of having a baby, compared with women who had to pay out-of-pocket for the pricey reproductive procedure, a new study found. The study, published this week in JAMA, analyzed the probability that […]

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Childbirth for women in their 30s at a 50-year high

Childbirth for women in their 30s at a 50-year high

By Tim Henderson Stateline Women in their 30s are having babies at the highest rate since the 1960s, providing a rare bright spot in what’s an otherwise stagnating U.S. population. For women in their early 30s, the birthrate in 2015 was the highest it’s been since 1964, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report this […]

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Families to pay price if maternity care coverage is cut by GOP

Families to pay price if maternity care coverage is cut by GOP

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Christie Popp, who is pregnant with her third child, is hoping hard that the maternity coverage she has through the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go away. That coverage is written into the health law as a requirement for every plan sold on the individual market. But that could change […]

March 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
More than one in three US Women have at least unplanned birth, survey

More than one in three US Women have at least unplanned birth, survey

By Michael Ollove Stateline More than a third of women of reproductive age say they have had at least one unplanned birth and more than half say that an unplanned birth would negatively impact their lives in multiple ways, according to a new survey. The findings, reported Thursday by the Urban Institute, a public policy research […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fearing cuts, many women stock up on birth control

Fearing cuts, many women stock up on birth control

By Christine Vestal Stateline Mary Bonheimer wants to wait a few years before having another child. Uninsured and working part-time as a waitress so she and her fiancé can split time caring for their 18-month-old daughter, she plans to stay on birth control pills for now. But Bonheimer, 22, and her friends in Warsaw, Indiana, […]

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Despite federal law, some rural hospitals still turn away women in labor

Despite federal law, some rural hospitals still turn away women in labor

By Julie Lasson, for ProPublica The young woman’s water broke late one morning in August 2014, as she stood in the bathroom of her home in rural Kentucky. Her mother rushed her to the emergency room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. She signed a slip at the front desk, listing her chief complaint as “labor.” But […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spike in syphilis in newborns driven by broader epidemic

Spike in syphilis in newborns driven by broader epidemic

By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs filled with fluid, bodies covered with rashes. Some only lived minutes; others died within days […]

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Could a contraceptive app be as good as the pill?

Could a contraceptive app be as good as the pill?

By Susan Walker, Senior Research Fellow/ Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health Anglia Ruskin University, East Anglia, United Kingdom. There’s a company that claims its smartphone fertility-tracking app is as good as the pill at preventing pregnancy. Women have long monitored their menstrual cycles as a method of contraception but this has often been seen as unreliable because […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More