Abortion Law in Texas Leads Women to Head to Oklahoma Clinic

The new law prohibits abortions after about six weeks, a very early stage of pregnancy. Many women are now traveling out of state for the procedure.

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With Abortion Largely Banned in Texas, an Oklahoma Clinic Is Inundated

The new law prohibits abortions after about six weeks, a very early stage of pregnancy. Many women are now traveling out of state for the procedure.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #oklahoma, #oklahoma-city-okla, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #texas, #trust-women-oklahoma-city, #women-and-girls

What Sandra Day O’Connor Stood For on the Supreme Court

Forty years after her appointment as the court’s first female justice, it’s worth reflecting on the path she took.

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We’re on the Precipice of a Post-Roe World

The historian Leslie Reagan puts Texas’ latest abortion law in perspective.

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In Spain, Abortions Are Legal, but Many Doctors Refuse to Perform Them

Many physicians in the country call themselves “conscientious objectors” and deny the procedures, often forcing women to travel long distances for one.

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I’m a Texas Abortion Provider. My Work Serves the Community.

Navigating care for pregnancy and abortion in Texas is impossible.

#abortion, #children-and-childhood, #immigration-and-emigration, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Texas’ Abortion Law Traps Desperate Teenagers

The six-week ban is tragic for adults. It’s worse for minors.

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A Medical Career, at a Cost: Infertility

Physicians are raising awareness of the reproductive toll that work stress, long hours, sleep deprivation and years of training can exact.

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In Texas, When Is Abortion Legal to Save a Woman’s Life?

History shows us that what counts as a threat to a womans life isn’t always clear-cut.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

The Texas Abortion Law Is Not ‘Extreme’

A law preserving the life of a human being at any stage can be considered “extreme” only within a distorted social context.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #texas

Liz Lange Lets the Sun Into Grey Gardens

The designer who made her name in maternity wear is telling-all in a new podcast about the infamous Steinberg family.

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Biden Vows to Protect Abortion Rights in Face of ‘Extreme’ Texas Law

President Biden directed a gender-focused policy council in the White House and other agencies to “launch of a whole-of-government-effort” to respond.

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Texas Abortion Law: Questions and Answers

The law prohibits abortions before many women even know they’re pregnant, and it will be hard to challenge in the courts.

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Texas Is Trying to End Roe v. Wade All by Itself

Outpacing Mississippi in the race for the worst state for women.

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How the Supreme Court Could Slowly Sabotage Roe v. Wade

Justices fearing a backlash might not be ready to overturn the ruling. But Texas offers a way to restrict abortion further.

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Racial Inequities Persist in Health Care Despite Expanded Insurance

A series of studies in an influential medical journal takes a close look at longstanding gaps in medical care.

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C.D.C. Recommends Covid Vaccines During Pregnancy

New research shows the shots do not increase risk of miscarriage, the agency said, but the risks of severe disease from a coronavirus infection while pregnant are serious.

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‘Mommy Brain’ Is Real

How to deal with forgetfulness, and embrace your mind’s new ‘superpowers.’

#brain, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Biden Will End Detention for Most Pregnant and Postpartum Undocumented Immigrants

Like the president’s other immigration policies, the protections could disappear under a future administration because they are not being created through legislation.

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Citizens, Not the State, Will Enforce New Abortion Law in Texas

The measure bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. And it effectively deputizes ordinary citizens to sue people involved in the process.

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What It Was Like Welcoming a Baby During the Covid Pandemic

Readers share life lessons from an extraordinary year.

#babies-and-infants, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Why the Supreme Court Should Reset the Terms of the Abortion Debate

The viability standard has governed the conversation for decades. It’s time for a new conversation.

#abortion, #babies-and-infants, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #premature-babies, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

The I.V.F. Plot in Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master of None’ Is Based on My Story

Why Aziz Ansari based a plot in ‘Master of None’ on my journey to become a single mother.

#ackie-naomi, #ansari-aziz, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #master-of-none-tv-program, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons

The Health Benefits of Coffee

Drinking coffee has been linked to a reduced risk of all kinds of ailments, including Parkinson’s disease, melanoma, prostate cancer, even suicide.

#antioxidants, #anxiety-and-stress, #caffeine, #coffee, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #heart, #parkinsons-disease, #pollan-michael, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sleep, #willett-walter-c

What Weird Games Lurk on Your Kid’s Tablet?

Huge Kid Cesarean Birth in Hospital? Toddler Foot Doctor?

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Why Some Orthodox Jewish Women Won’t Get Vaccinated

Unsubstantiated rumors about the coronavirus vaccine and fertility have dissuaded some young women in New York’s Orthodox Jewish communities from getting the vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #orthodox-judaism, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls

The Sound of Silence on Abortion

Sport leagues and corporations rally against bias and voter suppression. But they are quiet about abortion. 

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China’s Three-Child Policy Sparks Indignation and Concern

Intense workplace competition, inadequate child care and widespread job discrimination against pregnant women have made childbearing an unappealing prospect for many.

#beijing-china, #china, #discrimination, #family-leaves, #lu-pin, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

For China’s Single Mothers, a Road to Recognition Paved With False Starts

Unmarried mothers are often denied government benefits. A debate over the policy is being propelled by a declining birthrate and a new generation of independent Chinese women.

#china, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Clinics Close, but Abortion Continues

Even as abortion is restricted, telemedicine allows some women to end unwanted pregnancies using legal medications.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #mifeprex-ru-486, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

Modern Love Podcast: Meet Cute at Zero Years Old

These two stories will make you audibly gasp.

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Just How Far Will Republican Attacks on Institutions Go?

For the G.O.P., overturning Roe v. Wade is a live possibility. Taking Jan. 6 seriously is not.

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Why Is Covid Killing So Many Pregnant Women in India?

The authorities’ decision to block pregnant women from getting the Covid-19 vaccine is having devastating consequences.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #india, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rural-areas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls

Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against California Mother After Stillbirth

The woman, Chelsea Becker, had consumed methamphetamine beforehand, the authorities said.

#abortion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #methamphetamines, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #stillbirth, #womens-rights

The Free Ride May Soon Be Over for Anti-Abortion Politicians

Until now, the courts have saved them from their efforts to restrict the procedure.

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Virginia Doctor Gets 59 Years for Unneeded Surgery and Improper Sterilizations

Dr. Javaid Perwaiz’s procedures over nearly a decade caused insurance programs to lose more than $20 million, federal prosecutors said.

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Covid Vaccines Protect Pregnant Women, Study Confirms

The shots may also have benefits for infants and do not seem to damage the placenta, according to the latest research.

#antibodies, #breastfeeding, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #moderna-inc, #obstetricsgynecology-journal, #pfizer-inc, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare

Learning to Be a Mother Can Take Generations — and Sometimes, Distance

Times readers weigh in on the magic and complications of grandmothers.

#families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mothers-day, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

The U.S. Birthrate Has Dropped Again. The Pandemic May Be Accelerating the Decline.

Over all, the birthrate declined by 4 percent in 2020. Births were down most sharply in December, when babies conceived at the start of the health crisis would have been born.

#age-chronological, #birth-rates, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #united-states, #women-and-girls

A Population Slowdown in the U.S.

How the declining birthrate could profoundly shape the nation’s future.

#birth-rates, #census, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #tavernise-sabrina, #united-states

Discovery of Pregnant Egyptian Mummy Is a First, Researchers Say

“It’s like finding a treasure trove while you are picking up mushrooms in a forest,” an archaeologist said. “We are overwhelmed with this discovery.”

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Whale Mothers Need Their Moms. So Do I.

Scientists have found intergenerational care may be the key to thriving mothers, and children.

#children-and-childhood, #mothers-day, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #whales-and-whaling, #women-and-girls

Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy Impacts Child’s Health, Study Says

Physical activity during pregnancy might have long-lasting benefits for a child’s health, new research suggests.

#diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #genetics-and-heredity, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #journal-of-applied-physiology, #mice, #obesity, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

‘I Wish I Got Pregnant in March!’ Inside the Dance Baby Boom.

Many dancers have taken advantage of a byproduct of the pandemic — time away from performing — to try out a new role: motherhood.

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No, We Don’t Know if Coronavirus Vaccines Affect Periods

We do know that researchers do not study menstruation enough.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hormones, #immune-system, #menstruation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘Pieces of a Woman’ Has Midwives Talking About That Birth Scene

Vanessa Kirby’s Oscar-nominated performance involves an extended sequence that these experts say gets some things right — and a few wrong.

#kirby-vanessa-1988, #midwives-and-doulas, #movies, #pieces-of-a-woman-movie, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Is ‘Femtech’ the Next Big Thing in Health Care?

Start-ups and tech companies are creating products to address women’s health care needs. It’s still a small segment of the market, but growing.

#computers-and-the-internet, #implants, #medicine-and-health, #menstruation, #mobile-applications, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #smartphones, #start-ups, #women-and-girls

Why I Gave My Mosaic Embryo a Chance

“It was like rolling the dice, except for someone you’ve never met.”

#disabilities, #embryos-human, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #miscarriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological, #tests-medical

Utah Will Require Fathers to Help With Pregnancy Bills

The law, set to take effect in May, requires any father whose paternity has been confirmed to pay half of a mother’s insurance premiums while she is pregnant, and any related medical costs.

#abortion, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #utah

The Authoritarian Plan for a National Abortion Ban

Some on the right want the Supreme Court to go beyond ending Roe.

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