The C.D.C.’s suggestion of indefinite sobriety did not sit well with some women

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‘These Babies Keep Dying’

November 10, 2015

Prodded by lawsuits, one jail moves to curb fetal deaths

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It is among the most delicate and difficult dilemmas in medicine: Should a pregnant woman who has received a cancer diagnosis begin treatment before her child is born? Some hesitant doctors counsel women to deliver preterm or even terminate the pregnancy first

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When the Womb Is a Crime Scene

September 23, 2015

Alabama has turned hundreds of pregnant women into felons for using drugs — even when they’re legal and the kids turn out fine

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The fact that more teen girls bought the morning-after pill after it became more accessible is a sign that teens, like adults, often are not very good at contraception,” said Bill Albert, chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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Over the past six years, Colorado has conducted one of the largest ever real-life experiments with long-acting birth control. If teenagers and poor women were offered free intrauterine devices and implants that prevent pregnancy for years, state officials asked, would those women choose them?

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The Dangers of Doing Nothing

February 23, 2015

What pregnant women need to know about clinical trials

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