Women's Health

6:29pm

Tue June 18, 2013
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House Passes Bill That Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 6:43 pm

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., was chosen by House Republican leaders to manage a bill that would ban many abortions.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

The House has passed one of the most far-reaching abortion bills in decades. But it's unlikely to ever become law.

By a mostly party-line vote Tuesday of 228-196, lawmakers passed the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," which would ban nearly all abortions starting 20 weeks after fertilization.

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7:44am

Tue June 18, 2013
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How Men's Choice Of Mates May Have Led To Menopause

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 10:34 am

Darling, can we talk?
iStockphoto.com

A dapper older gentleman spurns his mate of a certain age to take a fresh-faced young lover. You've seen that movie before, right?

Well, this choice of youth may turn out to be more than a Hollywood trope. Researchers say decisions like that one may have been the evolutionary source of menopause.

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2:36pm

Mon June 17, 2013
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After Long Search, Komen Foundation Replaces Brinker As CEO

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 7:45 am

Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, seen at a dinner honoring the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in December.
Getty Images

The Komen Foundation for the Cure has a new chief executive.

Dr. Judith Salerno, 61, a geriatrician, is replacing Nancy Brinker, the philanthropy's founder and longtime CEO, the group said Monday.

"Judy's years of proven leadership in public policy and research make her the right choice to lead all aspects of Komen's mission," said Linda Custard, chair of the Komen board, in a statement.

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11:38am

Thu June 13, 2013
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Judge Reluctantly Approves Government Plan For Morning-After Pill

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 2:11 pm

This brand may have a near-monopoly in emergency contraception.
AP

An obviously unhappy Judge Edward Korman has approved the Obama administration's proposal to make just one formulation of the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter without age restrictions.

But in a testily worded six-page memorandum, the federal district judge made it clear he is not particularly pleased with the outcome. He has been overseeing the case in one way or another for more than eight years.

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3:16pm

Tue June 11, 2013
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Administration's Plan For Morning-After Pill Pleases No One

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 4:20 pm

Plan B One-Step might be the only emergency contraceptive available to all ages without a prescription.
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Reaction was swift to the Obama administration's announcement Monday night that it was dropping a long-running legal battle to keep age restrictions on one type of the morning-after birth control pill.

But like just about everything else in this decade-long controversy, the latest decision has pleased just about no one.

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