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Sexual And Reproductive Health

FDA: Morning-after pill to move over the counter

The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it

April 30, 2013 5:45 pm
Baby Ana or Grey? Moms-to-be credit 'Fifty Shades'

Baby Ana or Grey? Moms-to-be credit 'Fifty Shades'

Will little Sophia and Jacob morph into baby Christian and Anastasia about nine months from now?

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
Baby Ana or Grey? Moms-to-be credit 'Fifty Shades'

Baby Ana or Grey? Moms-to-be credit 'Fifty Shades'

While it's impossible to declare a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' baby boomlet, some moms and moms-to-be attribute their pregnancies to sex inspired by the erotic trilogy that went mainstream early this year. 

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
Annual cancer screening tests urged less and less

Annual cancer screening tests urged less and less

Annual cancer tests are becoming a thing of the past. New guidelines out this month for cervical cancer screening have experts at odds over some things, but they are united in the view that the common practice of getting a Pap test every year is too often and probably doing more harm than good.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Panel: Boys should get HPV vaccine given to girls

Panel: Boys should get HPV vaccine given to girls

A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommended for them too.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am

Study: 80 percent of U.S. boys use condoms the first time

A surprising 80 percent of teenage boys say they are using condoms the first time they have sex, a government survey found in a powerful sign that decades of efforts to change young people's sexual behavior are taking hold.

October 23, 2011 2:00 pm

Families are opening up their lives to Hopkins researchers seeking the causes of autism, even before birth

When Ginny Russo goes into labor sometime at the end of May, her first call will be to her doctor. Her second: to the researchers who want to collect her baby's placenta, umbilical cord blood and first dirty diaper.

April 06, 2011 12:00 am
Diabetes in pregnancy a risk for mom years later

Diabetes in pregnancy a risk for mom years later

A type of diabetes that strikes during pregnancy may disappear at birth, but it remains a big red flag for moms' future health — one that too many seem to be missing.

February 01, 2011 10:00 am

Study: Spacing babies close may raise autism risk

CHICAGO (AP) — Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million California children.

January 10, 2011 12:15 pm
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