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The number of claims filed for medical and family planning services in the new state-run Texas Women's Health Program has dropped since the state ousted Planned Parenthood from it and set up its own program without federal financing, according to figures from the Health & Human Services Commission.

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This year, there's no political fireworks or high-octane drama like the 2011 fight over women’s health care and abortion in Texas. Democrats will not die on the sword of bringing Planned Parenthood back into the fold, and Republicans will not put up additional barriers to women’s access to care.

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When I first began researching the issue of black maternal mortality, I was shocked to learn the high death rates among Black women dying from pregnancy-related complications across the U.S. In California, Black women are dying at four times the rate of White women from pregnancy-related causes.

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Doctors are debating whether to lower the blood-sugar threshold for determining whether a woman has with gestational diabetes. If that happens the number of pregnant women treated for gestational diabetes could more than double.

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A New York City teen pregnancy prevention program that offered the morning-after birth control pill to high school students didn't seem all that controversial — at least until the New York Post got hold of the story.

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Why is the Obama administration still putting taxpayer dollars into abstinence-only sex education? One journalist examines the issue.

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Five random observations and tips from a first-time attendee of the AHCJ 2012 conference in Atlanta.

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A worldwide rise in dementia cases, a new Planned Parenthood lawsuit, a painkiller crackdown and more from our Daily Briefing.

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As new controversial restrictions on the Plan B morning pill disappear from the headlines, it's worth asking: how truly available is emergency contraception in your own community?

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Bad news for Plan B advocates, crazy sweet kids' cereals, breast cancer risks and more from our Daily Briefing.

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