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It was supposed to make every child a wanted child, give women control over their bodies and grant couples worry-free sex. Such were the aspirations of health professionals worldwide when the medication now known simply as "the pill" arrived on the...
Tribune staff reporterTameka Stokes was 19 when a pelvic disease diagnosis brought her to the exam table of Bruce Sylvester Smith, a gynecologist at Chicago's Kennedy Medical Service Corp., in May 2000. According to Stokes' allegations in state records, Smith raped her...
Tribune staff reporterContraceptives such as IUDs and implants are finally being embraced by U.S. women after many years of doubts and controversy. In a new study, researchers at the Guttmacher Institute looked at data from the National Survey of Family Growth from 2006 and...
Tribune staff reporterOnce 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...
Tags: Pain, Nursing, Hospitals and Clinics, Morning Sickness, England
Only days after a federal panel scaled back on breast cancer screening recommendations for many women, another organization -- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- has done the same for a screening credited with drastically...
Tags: Republican Party, History, Social Issues, Breast Cancer, Death
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMore than 60% of U.S. women of childbearing age are overweight or obese -- a significant increase from 20 years ago. And recent studies strongly suggest that either too much or too little nutrition in utero can increase a fetus' chance of becoming an...
Female fertility can be a mysterious business. No matter how carefully a woman tracks her ovulation or times her romantic encounters, there's no guarantee that a baby will be on the way. Women who have trouble conceiving get lots of free advice: Relax,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTo improve the health of both mother and baby, even women with mild gestational diabetes should receive treatment, researchers say -- helping resolve a long-standing dilemma in obstetrics. Rates of gestational diabetes have been increasing as more U.S....
Tribune staff reporterLike a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
Aberdeen's second hospital isn't expected to open until 2012, but Dave Lynn is already impressed. "It looks remarkable," said Lynn, of Aberdeen, on Thursday. Lynn was one of about 125 people who got a sneak peek at the design of Sanford Regional...
All three of my children were delivered in a hospital under an obstetrician's care. Fetal monitors tracked the babies' heart rates, and an EKG machine measured mine. When it came to discomfort, I opted out and embraced every pain-relieving intervention...
Kathy Jacobs-McLoyd didn't expect to fall in love with someone with HIV. But when the man she had recently spent time volunteering with in Kenya sent her a six-page love letter, she opened up to the possibilities. "One day early on, I turned to look at...
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