Pregnancy

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A Growing Number of Women Allege Doctors Abused Them During Childbirth

Women are speaking up and raising awareness about obstetric violence, including surgeries, medications, and procedures they didn't consent to.

10.3.19

Both Parents’ Drinking Habits Matter When They’re Trying to Have a Baby

Reproductive health has long focused on the pregnant person's behavior—but their partner's lifestyle is important, too.

9.27.19

Jessica Simpson’s Weight Loss Secret: Simply Do Everything Differently

Losing 100 pounds in six months is neither realistic nor recommended.

9.13.19

Anti-Choicers Are Suggesting People Continue Pregnancies That Could Kill Them

Misinformation about life-threatening ectopic pregnancies is part of a campaign to argue that abortion is never medically necessary.

8.23.19

Former Google Employee Plans to Sue for Pregnancy Discrimination

The author of a viral memo accusing Google of discriminating and retaliating against her for being pregnant went public to reveal her name and her plans to file a lawsuit against the tech giant.

8.16.19

New Trump Rule Would Let Many Companies Fire People for Being Pregnant, Gay, or Trans

Employers with federal contracts may be allowed to effectively discriminate against workers based on the employer’s religious beliefs.

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7.16.19

Women in Labor Can’t Hold In Their Babies. Nurses Tell Them To Do It Anyway

Mothers in labor are often asked to delay birth to accommodate doctors’ schedules. In many cases, it can have harmful consequences.

6.25.19

The Trump Administration Is Endangering Teens’ Access to Birth Control and STI Tests

Clinics must document their efforts to “encourage” minors to tell their families about family planning. Advocates say less teens will seek care.

6.14.19

People Are Already Dying From Being Denied Abortions

A new study is a reminder of the serious consequences of restricting abortion access.

6.13.19

Pramila Jayapal Tells Her Abortion Story for the First Time

The congresswoman felt she had to speak out after the abortion bans in several states that "strip choice and constitutional rights away from pregnant people"

5.31.19

The Complex Ethics of Saving a Dead Person's Sperm

People are retrieving (and using) sperm from loved ones who've died. Is that OK?

5.31.19

Postpartum OCD Is Real. This Is What You Need to Know About It

The sheer volume of terrifying thoughts can transform new-parent nerves into unmanageable anxiety.

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