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Film Examines Unwanted Sterilizations in Latinas
Feb. 2, 2016
No Más Bebés
tells the story of how 10 immigrant Mexican women, Hermosillo included, sued LA County doctors, the state and the U.S. government in 1975 for allegedly violating their civil rights.
A Common Secret: Struggling with the Stigma of Herpes
Jan. 22, 2016
Chances are that you know someone with the virus. But many people don't talk about it. Some say opening up about their herpes status helped them move on.
An Unlikely Dream: Make a Movie About Fistula
Jan. 12, 2016
Fistula, an injury that can result from childbirth, causes incontinence. Health groups supported the idea of a film, but nobody wanted to back it. That didn't stop Stephanie Linus from making Dry.
Federal Panel Finalizes Mammogram Advice
Jan. 11, 2016
Mammograms should start at age 50 and be performed every two years until age 74, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says. For some women in their 40s, the benefits may exceed the risks.
Why 2015 Was the Year of the Period
Dec. 31, 2015
Is this the year when menstruation went from taboo topic to entrepreneurial opportunity? High-profile moments (including one featuring Donald Trump) may be remaking social attitudes about the period.
The Single Biggest Barrier to Increasing HPV Vaccination
Dec. 22, 2015
Though the HPV vaccine prevents cancer, doctors hesitate to suggest that preteens get vaccinated at routine visits, a study finds. Or they're offering it for teens they think are sexually active.
More Women Freezing Their Eggs, But Will They Ever Use Them?
Nov. 24, 2015
The procedure is rapidly going mainstream, but it's so new that it's impossible to know if these women will exercise their option to have a child. Also, live birth rates from frozen eggs remain low.
Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional
Nov. 23, 2015
A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.
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