Women's health

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Scottish Greens launch bill to create protest-free zones outside abortion clinics
Healthcare staff and campaigners call for action in face of growing anti-abortion activity across Scotland

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

19, May, 2022 @1:41 PM

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How the US is failing female veterans suffering illness from toxic burn pits
A bill to expand coverage for vets affected by toxic exposure doesn’t cover some of the illnesses that women get

Olivia Empson

17, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Magnetic marker liquid could be used to show if breast cancer has spread
Nice endorses Magtrace to use with probe, which work in similar way to metal detector

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

16, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Thousands of women to be offered new tablet for fibroids on NHS
Nice recommends alternative to injections or surgery for treating non-cancerous growths in womb

Andrew Gregory Health editor

13, May, 2022 @10:41 AM

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HRT products could be sent to UK from mainland Europe next week
Regulator expected to consent to import of hormone replacement pills and patches from France

Julia Kollewe

13, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Spain to ease abortion limits for over-16s and allow menstrual leave
Parental permission to end for terminations and up to five days’ leave a month for painful periods

Sam Jones in Madrid

12, May, 2022 @11:25 AM

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Overturning Roe v Wade will destroy our civil rights – so don’t ask us to be ‘civil’
There has been outrage that protesters turned up outside the home of supreme court judges. But what is more shocking – peaceful demonstrations or forcing women to give birth, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

10, May, 2022 @11:40 AM

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Divided States of America: Roe v Wade is ‘precursor to larger struggles’
The demise of the 1973 ruling could drive the biggest wedge yet between what appears to be two irreconcilable nations

David Smith in Washington

10, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Lack of research on heart disease in women is risking lives, say experts
Women underrepresented in research, warn doctors, amid calls for more emphasis on prevention and education

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

09, May, 2022 @2:20 PM

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Killed by abortion laws: five women whose stories we must never forget
As the US supreme court threatens to undo 49 years of access to safe and legal terminations, five women who died because of bans on abortion stand as warnings of what is at stake globally

Joe Parkin Daniels, Sarah Johnson, Weronika Strzyżyńska, Kaamil Ahmed and Mercy Kahenda

07, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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No-exception laws, once too harsh even for anti-abortion Republicans, gain traction across US
Extreme anti-abortion groups are now emboldened to fight for laws that ban ending pregnancies conceived in rape or incest

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

06, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘A severe chilling effect’: abortion bans will inhibit doctors’ advice to patients, experts fear
Extreme restrictions combined with tough-on-crime laws could put medical professionals in severe legal jeopardy

Jessica Glenza

06, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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