| May 5, 2013
| 5:32 PM
In a letter to affiliated physicians and staff, Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has announced that elective abortions will no longer be performed at the hospital.
The letter said the decision is based of the low number of procedures done annually at...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:18 PM
In yet another scathing critique of government health officials, a federal judge refused Friday to stay his order making Plan B emergency contraceptives available to all consumers without a prescription.
Ruling that government efforts to restrict the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:44 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many young women use the "pull-out method" for birth control, and they tend to have more unintended pregnancies than other women, a new study suggests.
Researchers compiling surveys from more than 2,000 women ages 15 to 24...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 44 and would like to discontinue taking birth control pills. Do I need to use another form of contraception if I want to avoid getting pregnant? At what point is it safe to assume that won't happen?
ANSWER: Many women wonder if...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:28 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to two-thirds of women favor making contraceptive pills available over the counter, according to a new nationally-representative survey.
In addition, about 30 percent of women using either no birth control or a less...
| Apr 24, 2013
With a federal judge clearing away age restrictions on purchasing emergency contraception, many Chicago-area health care providers, teens and others are preparing for more accessibility — even if they're not exactly sure how the drug will be made...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
It was hailed as a significant step forward in women's reproductive rights, but this week's decision by the Obama administration to allow non-prescription, over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step may do little to dispel...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:37 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has approved over-the-counter use of an emergency contraceptive called Plan B One-Step for use by all women and girls who can potentially bear children, no matter how young, the agency announced Thursday.
But the move...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Confused by the wrangling in federal court over the Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive? You're not the only one.
As U.S. attorneys work hastily to halt a federal judge's order regarding the sale of the so-called morning-after pill, medical and...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the sale of the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription for females ages 15 and older.
The action comes roughly three weeks after a federal...