February 22, 2012 Women are more likely to have heart attacks that don't announce themselves with crushing chest pain. And women having heart attacks like those are more likely to die than men.
February 15, 2012 The Obama administration claims health insurance companies won't have a problem providing free contraceptive coverage for women who work at religious groups because it is much cheaper for the industry when pregnancies are planned.
February 7, 2012 Karen Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor in Georgia, resigned her job, effective immediately, as vice president for public policy at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The departure comes days after the breast-cancer charity reversed course on funding for Planned Parenthood.
February 6, 2012 Access to emergency contraception has swirled at the center of a recent flurry of debate over insurance coverage. The most popular brand, Plan B, is a pill women can take if their birth control fails or they forget to use it. Today, about 10 percent of sexually active women say they've used Plan B.
February 2, 2012 A top official reportedly quits to protest the decision of the breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure to yank funding from Planned Parenthood. The women's health organization says it's already collected most of the $680,000 it lost.
February 2, 2012 The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation said it regretted the effect of its new funding policy on groups such as Planned Parenthood. But the group denied politics played any role in its decision and said such allegations were a distraction from the search for cancer cures.
January 19, 2012 The 69 new laws limiting reproductive rights in 2011 were one short of the record set in 1999. And action is already heating up for 2012, with several states looking at "personhood" ballot amendments, which define life as beginning at fertilization.
January 19, 2012 Many older women currently get scans every two years to check for signs of osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease that can cause painful spine fractures and broken hips. But a new study suggests perhaps half of women over 67 might not need such bone scans more often than every 15 years.
January 4, 2012 The number of twins being born in the United States more than doubled between 1980 and 2009, federal statistics show.