| Dec 18, 2009
Puzzled by the onslaught of advertising that touts pregnancy prevention along with bonuses like clearer skin and a period-free lifestyle, Jennifer Meyer balked at a birth control pill that would reduce her monthly cycles to just four per year.
| Jan 20, 2010
In the 1987 family photo, Maggie Baumann's red shirt is tucked tightly over a flat stomach. She smiles next to her husband and their 1-year-old sitting in a high chair.
She's six months pregnant and starving herself, she writes on the popular blog,...
| Feb 3, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What do I need to know about pelvic floor weakness? How is it treated?
ANSWER: For many women, pelvic problems begin with a feeling that something "down there" has fallen out of place. And that's exactly what may be occurring. Once...
| Feb 22, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible that at age 37 I could be experiencing perimenopause? What are the signs and symptoms? Is there a way to test for it? I have not had children. Does that affect when a woman begins this process?
ANSWER: Menopause before 40...
| Apr 1, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Brie-Anne Paterson has suffered from chronic pelvic pain for more than half her life. She was the girl in gym class curled up on the locker room floor, crying and clutching her abdomen.
"I would just die the week of my period,"...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 2:00 PM
UCLA professor Keisuke Iwamoto answered reader questions about the dangers of radiation exposure in a live Web chat Thursday.
Iwamoto, a faculty member at UCLA's Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, studies radiation exposure and how it can...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 9:30 PM
There is no more controversial practice in modern society than legalized abortion for nonmedical reasons.
That said, as South Dakota faces another challenge in federal court over another state law attempting to restrict performance of abortions, it...
| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Rep. Scott Randolph was trying to make a point about abortion last week when he used the word "uterus" on the floor of the State House.
It's a pretty common word when talking about reproductive rights — one that probably wouldn't even make your...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 3:34 PM
Pity the poor boy--in the United States at least--wedged in the midst of a bevy of sisters. When he's little, he'll certainly be dressed and made up like a doll. He will doubtless spend time cooling his heels at the bathroom door. He'll likely pine for...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 7:30 AM
Barely 24 hours in, Case Reints looked pretty content with his surroundings, opening his eyes only a peek as he snuggled with his mom in their hospital room.
“He's a good baby,” Tana Wahl said. “He sleeps all the time.”
When little Case entered the...