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Citing concerns about religious freedom, Secretary Alex Azar on Friday proposed striking out key words in a Department of Health and Human Services document that would effectively undue non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ individuals in its programs.
  • Nov 1, 2019
Alabama's near-total ban, set to take effect Nov. 15 but now blocked, included no exceptions for rape or incest and made performing abortions a felony.
  • Oct 29, 2019
A number of Post readers have asked how common it is for serious genetic issues to be linked to donor sperm.
  • Oct 3, 2019
A new report released by the National Center for Health Statistics on Thursday shows that the twin birthrate fell 4 percent from 2014 to 2018, from 33.9 per 1,000 total births to 32.6 per 1,000 total births after years of increases.
  • Oct 3, 2019
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers highlight striking inequality in a new report on the Mississippi River Delta and Appalachia.
  • Sep 25, 2019
“We remain gravely concerned that aggressive efforts to reinterpret international instruments to create a new international right to abortion ... have advanced through some United Nations fora,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a letter circulated in advance of the gathering.
  • Sep 24, 2019
Changes in contraceptive use, sexual activity and infertility, as well as a decline in pregnancies, may have played a role.
  • Sep 18, 2019
At least a dozen children diagnosed with autism were conceived with sperm from the same donor.
  • Sep 14, 2019
The federal government is launching a public awareness campaign discouraging its use among youth and pregnant women — and it's being funded by President Trump, who donated $100,000, or a quarter of his annual salary, to the effort.
  • Aug 29, 2019
The agency forfeited millions after refusing to comply with what it calls a Trump administration ‘gag rule’ regarding abortion referrals.
  • Aug 24, 2019