If Roe v. Wade is overturned, more people could find themselves needing a third-trimester abortion.
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The reasons why people may seek out late-term abortions are complex and are often based on new medical information and delays caused by state policies.
Debate about abortion is often a debate about rights – but whose?
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The definition of personhood is a key and contested philosophical issue that has made legalized abortion such a longstanding controversy.
No baggy shirts and trousers with expanding waistbands, singer Rihanna has chosen form fitting clothing that exposes rather than hides her pregnancy.
The Victorians are to blame for our conservative ideas about how a pregnant body should look
There’s no need to stop exercising if you’re able to.
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Exercising during pregnancy is safe – and can have many benefits for both mother and baby.
Views around opposition to abortion may be more complicated than what might appear on the surface.
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A sociologist found in her research that many Americans who are opposed to abortion may nonetheless be willing to support a friend or family member seeking one.
Live birth has evolved independently more than 150 times. The underlying biophysical processes all look quite similar, but new research shows they use completely different genetic tools.
The older Alana is smitten by Gary in ‘Licorice Pizza.’
Teen boys who date adult women tend to experience their relationships differently than girls who date older men.
Birthing on Country services acknowledge First Nation peoples’ continued ownership of land and unique birthing practices.
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In her brave new book The Cost of Labour, Natalie Kon-yu examines the mental stresses women face in pregnancy and childbirth.
Removing ultrasound and pelvic exam requirements for medication abortion could help expand access to care.
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During the pandemic, health care providers began prescribing abortion pills without requiring in-person exams. This practice could help people access the care they need when abortion rights are in limbo.
Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines affecting fertility have no realistic basis.
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Some of the most persistent myths about COVID-19 vaccination have been false rumours that it can affect fertility in men or women. There has never been any evidence to support this misinformation.
Many women feel there is inadequate support for exercise after the birth of a child, stating a need for more information from health-care professionals about guidelines for returning to physical activity.
When asked about postpartum exercise, women were curious about strategies and recommendations for physical activity after the birth of a child, including finding the time, energy and motivation.
Pregnant people are at significantly greater risk from COVID-19 than from the vaccine.
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A robust body of research finds that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy is safe and effective – and the best way to protect both mother and child from the risks of COVID-19.
The vagina is a muscular tube that can maintain itself and be beneficial to babies.
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As it debunks old myths and uncovers previously ignored facts, science is finding that the vagina is both complex and busy.
New mom Natalie Geisenberger, of Germany, celebrates winning the gold medal in luge women’s singles at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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Sport policy and practices to support pregnant athletes impacts athletes across all levels of sport. We have an opportunity to change the future for athletes.
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How can we help pregnant women quit smoking, for their health and that of their unborn child, when substitutes and other methods seem less effective during this period?
Redditors are eager to share their perspectives, knowledge and experiences of non-invasive prenatal testing.
Non-invasive prenatal testing can assess risk for genetic anomalies in a fetus. But interpreting risk levels is highly personal, as a study on Reddit discussions shows.
Maternal antibodies are passed through the placenta to the fetus, providing protection against COVID hospitalisation for infants.
Coal-fired power plants are a source of mercury that people can ingest by eating fish.
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The Biden administration is moving to revive mercury limits for coal-fired power plants. A scientist explains mercury’s health risks and the role power plants play.
Sylvia Plath wrote a series of 14 intensely personal letters to her psychologist that were only recently uncovered.
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Two poems that were originally excised from ‘Ariel,’ Plath’s seminal poetry collection, vividly channel the painful experience of losing an unborn child.