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A Black Texas couple chose their midwife’s care over a hospital. Now their newborn is in foster care.
The case of Mila Jackson highlights the disregard of midwives’ expertise and the disproportionate impact of child welfare systems on Black families.
Federal judge rules against covering some preventive health services and medications
The ruling eliminates an Affordable Care Act requirement to cover PrEP medication, screening for sexually-transmitted infections, breastfeeding support and other measures that affect reproductive health.
The 19th Explains: Who will be most impacted by Medicaid changes — and when
Up to 15 million people — many of them children, pregnant and postpartum people — are expected to lose health care coverage after continuous enrollment ends, some as early as April 1.
Intersex surgery is condemned by the United Nations. Anti-trans bills are allowing it.
Exemptions for intersex surgery allow doctors to assign minors who are born with secondary sex characteristics as “male” or “female,” reinforcing rigid gender ideals and heterosexuality, experts say.
Cancer can go undetected in dense breasts. A new FDA rule requires providers to inform patients of their risk.
The new rule for mammogram providers will allow patients to make better-informed decisions about further testing — helping with earlier breast cancer detection, diagnosis and life-saving treatment.
Los Angeles schools allow students to carry Narcan after series of teen opioid overdoses
Experts say that the nation’s second-largest school system could influence districts across the country to adopt similar interventions, putting public schools on the frontlines of the fight against drug misuse.
Language for treating childhood obesity carries its own health risks to kids, experts say
Some experts fear that reinforcing a social framework that stresses that a child’s body size is something to be “fixed” could cause serious lifelong problems for children of all body sizes.
A proposed six-week abortion ban in Florida could threaten access for the entire South
Florida has become a crucial access point for abortion in the region. A six-week ban could stop the wave of out-of-state patients coming in to access the procedure.
For young people on Medicare, a hysterectomy sometimes is more affordable than birth control
Medicare covers people with disabilities who are young enough to get pregnant, but they often struggle to get their birth control covered and end up with large medical bills — or instead opt for hysterectomies or tubal ligations.
Transgender and nonbinary patients with eating disorders struggle to be seen. Many go untreated as a result.
Standard eating disorder treatment programs — often designed around White women — don’t make room for gender variance, contributing to the problem rather than the solution.