April 10, 2014: Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom
Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

March 12, 2014: Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure
Lab tests with monkeys look promising, study says

February 03, 2014: U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1973: Report
Researchers think that improved contraception methods, decisions to delay pregnancy explain trend

January 07, 2014: Study Suggests Link Between Domestic Violence, Abortions
Researchers say 25 percent of women having abortions worldwide were victims of partner violence

December 05, 2013: U.S. Pregnancy Rates Continue to Fall
Increase seen only among women over 30; fewer teen births reported

December 03, 2013: Male Birth Control Shows Promise in Mice
Preliminary results suggest effects are safe, reversible

November 18, 2013: 'The Pill' Tied to Raised Risk of Glaucoma
Eye disease more common among users of birth control pills, study finds

October 30, 2013: Surprise: Guys and Girls <i>Both</i> Check Out Breasts
But study finds women do it more to compare than stare

October 16, 2013: IUD Won't Hurt Future Fertility, Study Contends
Relatively high pregnancy rates follow birth-control device removal, preliminary research shows

August 06, 2013: 1 in 3 Young U.S. Women Uses 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control
But new study confirms that it's not good for preventing pregnancy

July 18, 2013: Texas Gov. Perry Signs Sweeping Abortion Bill
It creates one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in U.S.

July 15, 2013: Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill
Gov. Rick Perry expected to sign it, creating one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in U.S.

June 21, 2013: FDA OKs Sale of 'Morning-After' Pill Without Age Limit
Girls of all ages will now have easier access to the emergency contraceptive

June 11, 2013: U.S. Ends Effort to Limit Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
FDA will heed court order mandating that women, girls of all ages have over-the-counter access

June 05, 2013: Court OKs Non-Prescription Sale of Certain 'Morning-After' Pills
Two-pill versions of emergency contraceptive will be available while legal system decides the issue

June 03, 2013: Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex
Experts say the claim is probably correct, because tumors caused by HPV virus much more responsive to treatment

May 03, 2013: Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds
Women on low-estrogen formulations report more pain overall, and during sex

April 10, 2013: Physician-Assisted Suicide Program Rarely Used, Study Finds
Terminally ill patients in Washington state not rushing to get lethal prescriptions or use them

April 08, 2013: IUDs Safe Contraceptives for Teens, Study Finds
Researchers conclude new intrauterine devices provide long-term, worry-free protection

April 08, 2013: Can Penis Size Sway Women's Choice of Mate?
Shown images of naked mannequins, females tended to favor better-endowed candidates, study found

April 01, 2013: Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds
Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

March 12, 2013: Millions Still Lack Access to Modern Contraception, Study Says
One-fifth of married women in eastern, central and western Africa are without reliable birth control, research shows

February 25, 2013: Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Program Works, Study Says
Youth development is an essential component

January 29, 2013: Good 'First-Time' Sex May Set Stage for Future Enjoyment
Whether loss of virginity was a positive experience or not linked to later sexual satisfaction, study finds

January 24, 2013: Ob/Gyn Group Urges Docs to Help Prevent 'Octomom'-Type Multiple Births
Pregnancies involving 3 or more embryos cause undue hardship for mother and children, experts say

January 23, 2013: Many Women Victims of 'Contraceptive Sabotage,' Experts Say
Leading ob/gyn group urges doctors to screen for this and other forms of sexual coercion

January 23, 2013: Condoms Don't Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Study Finds
Misperceptions can raise risk for STDs, HIV and unintended pregnancy

January 09, 2013: IUD Might Ease Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Study Suggests
Hormone-treated device improved quality of life, researchers report

November 26, 2012: Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say
American Academy of Pediatrics encourages physicians to discuss methods such as Plan B

October 26, 2012: Is 'Sex Addiction' Real? Some Experts Say So
Proposed criteria focus on behaviors so uncontrolled they are causing real harm

October 18, 2012: More U.S. Women Turning to Long-Acting Contraceptives: CDC
Pill remains leading method of choice, but devices such as IUDs becoming more popular

October 18, 2012: Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study
Those who've had miscarriage, abortion or healthy delivery have more babies in the long-term

October 15, 2012: HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

October 11, 2012: Social Media Could Boost Condom Use, Study Suggests
Facebook community made strides by focusing on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

October 04, 2012: Free Birth Control May Curb Abortions: Study
Access to IUDs, implants helped reduce unintended pregnancies, researchers say

September 05, 2012: Treated Vaginal Ring Prevents HIV in Monkeys
Experts hope the technique might one day curb transmission in humans

August 30, 2012: Multiple Abortions May Raise Risk of Preemie Birth Later
First baby born to women who had 3 or more induced abortions more likely to have low birth weight, study says

August 16, 2012: Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports
Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

June 20, 2012: U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate Continues to Fall
At same time, more women in their 40s are having children, federal report finds

May 23, 2012: IUDs, Implants Best for Long-Term Birth Control: Study
Unplanned pregnancy rate 20 times higher for birth control pill, patch or ring

May 02, 2012: Who's the Dad? First-Trimester Blood Test May Tell
New, noninvasive method safer than current ones, developer says

April 25, 2012: Has the 'G-Spot' Been Confirmed at Last?
Researcher reports locating elusive source of female pleasure, but others dispute claim

April 10, 2012: U.S. Teen Births Hit Record Low
CDC researchers cite messages about sexual practices and use of contraceptives

March 26, 2012: 1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study
Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

March 19, 2012: Exercise May Trigger Orgasm in Some Women
Survey results suggest phenomenon is not rare, but causes remain unclear

March 07, 2012: Drug Reduces Complications in Surgical Abortions: Study
But misoprostol does have side effects, large study found

February 27, 2012: Another Batch of Birth Control Pills Recalled for Faulty Packaging
Dosing directions could limit effectiveness, lead to unintended pregnancies

February 24, 2012: Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower
Expert panel also outline new research on weight gain, birth control

February 10, 2012: Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

February 06, 2012: Does Abortion in First Trimester Raise Risk of Mental Ills' Return?
Danish study found women who gave birth were more likely to be readmitted in the month afterwards