*Editors' Note: As of January 2017, the Women's Health Policy Report has been discontinued. Below are archived articles for your reference.
An Illinois judge on Tuesday ruled that the state cannot require a group of clinics to follow an amendment (PA 099-0690) to the state's Health Care Right of Conscience Act while the group's lawsuit against the amendment continues, the Chicago Tribune reports.
In an opinion piece for The Hill, Carole Joffe, professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California-San Francisco, discusses the role the U.S. attorney general plays in ensuring the safety of abortion providers and questions whether Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Attorney General, will provide adequate protections, given his antiabortion-rights stance.
OB-GYNs should know how to provide health care for transgender adolescents and create a welcoming environment for them during medical visits, according to a committee statement released on Wednesday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Reuters reports.