The conservative court of appeals handed the Obama administration an important victory in its defense of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit.
A study released Monday found that Gardasil 9, the newest version of the vaccine that protects against HPV, remains effective for years after it’s given to pre-teen and teen boys and girls.
Georgia’s maternal mortality rate is the worst in the United States, and researchers and medical professionals analyzing state health statistics are beginning to understand the data behind the problem and to move toward creating solutions.
A bill allowing pregnant women to enroll in health insurance through the New York state exchange passed both houses of the state legislature last week and is now headed to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.
The petition filed late Friday asks the Roberts Court to stay a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that requires all clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center provisions by July 1 or shut down.
Late Friday, the Fifth Circuit ruled it would not stay an order that could force all but nine clinics in the state to close.
The unanimous ruling protects a practice designed to improve abortion access in rural parts of the state.
The impact on the nearly 4.6 million people who depend on Title X for their health-care needs would be “devastating.”
“The exclusion of methods used by men simply makes no sense and benefits no one—not men, not women, not families, not health plans,” Adam Sonfield, author of a new analysis for the Guttmacher Institute on “male” contraceptive methods, said in a statement.
Though certified professional midwives train for three to five years to become nationally certified, most states also require a state certification.