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reproductive health

Fertility treatment
Abnormal cells in embryos might not prevent IVF success
Published July 10, 2020
Study shows that chromosomal abnormalities in embryos may be more common than previously thought, may lead to development of healthy babies during IVF
In memoriam
Reproductive health expert Laurie Schwab Zabin dies at 94
Published May 14, 2020
Zabin was an internationally recognized expert on adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and sexual behavior who helped transform public attitudes toward contraceptive access for adolescents
Reproductive health
Preterm births among U.S. Latinas increased after 2016 election
Published July 22, 2019
In the nine months following the election, 3.5% more preterm births occurred among Latinas than expected, suggesting link between election and maternal stress
Reproductive health
Gates Foundation gives $20.5M to Bloomberg School program
Published Sept 10, 2018
The Challenge Initiative in the Bloomberg School of Public Health implements evidence-based reproductive health interventions in parts of Africa and India
Advance Family Planning gets $34.7M from Gates Foundation
Published May 21, 2018
Initiative supports family planning and reproductive health around the world
Pill Policy
A case for OTC contraception
Published March 15, 2017
Review suggests greater availability of birth control doesn't lead to more teens having sex but does help prevent unwanted pregnancies / Hopkins Medicine
Reproductive health
Follow-ups for fertility
Published Spring 2016
Maria Trent says she's found new ways to reach pelvic inflammatory disease's most vulnerable victims / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Family planning
Protection and sex
Published Jan 27, 2016
In developing countries, married couples who use contraception are three times more likely to have sex than those who do not
In memoriam
Howard W. Jones Jr., pioneer in reproductive medicine, dies
Published Aug 3, 2015
He oversaw Johns Hopkins research that led to first successful in vitro fertilization of human egg