Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatment IVF

Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant using the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs are used.

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5 Reasons Women Live Longer Than Men

U.S. life expectancy is at an all-time high, according a new report. Why are men falling behind?

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The Crazy Way Tampons Could Help Detect Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have found it’s possible to detect ovarian cancer gene mutations in vaginal fluid samples — a finding they hope is a step toward an effective screening test for the disease.

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Giving Teen Girls Free, Long-Acting Birth Control Lowers Pregnancy, Abortion Rates

Giving teenage girls free birth control — especially long-acting implanted devices — could slash pregnancy and abortion rates to well below the current U.S. average, new findings suggest.

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IUDs, Implants Should Be First-Line Birth Control for Teen Girls: Pediatrics Group

Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state.

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The Best News We’ve Heard About Women’s Health This Week

Women’s health research is still frustratingly behind that of men’s. The good news? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is finally doing something about it.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Fibroid Surgery

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration warned that a device commonly used to remove fibroids called a power morcellator may inadvertently spread undiagnosed cancer. And yet, many physicians are still using the device. So what should you do if you need to have fibroids removed?

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Urine Test Can Diagnose HPV, Analysis Finds

A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.

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10 Myths and Facts About Breastfeeding

While breastfeeding rates continue to rise, there’s still a lot that people don’t know about the topic. This guide is helpful for women making the decision whether to breastfeed—and for people tempted to comment on another woman’s choice on the matter.

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Johnson & Johnson Pulls Uterine Surgery Device Due to Cancer Risk

The largest maker of a surgical tool that has shown an increased risk of spreading undetected cancers in women has said it will withdraw its device from the market.

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