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*Editors' Note: As of January 2017, the Women's Health Policy Report has been discontinued. Below are archived articles for your reference.

Study: STI health apps may include inaccurate, incomplete information

December 13, 2016

About one-third of 90 surveyed mobile applications designed to share information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) contained incomplete and incorrect information, according to a new study in Sexually Transmitted Infections, Reuters reports.

Blogs comment on lawsuit challenging Texas fetal tissue burial rules, misinformation in Texas' biased pre-abortion booklet and more

December 13, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Jezebel, Slate's "XX Factor" and more.

Wis. officials give final approval to antiabortion-rights license plates

December 12, 2016

Wisconsin officials on Nov. 30 gave final approval to antiabortion-rights license plates, proceeds from which will be funneled to crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), the Wisconsin Public Radio reports.

Fla. Gov. declares state free of local Zika transmission; Texas reports new cases; CDC cites increase in microcephaly cases in Colombia

December 12, 2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Friday announced that the state is free of local Zika virus transmission, the New York Times reports.

Court considers whether abortion-rights opponents can appeal dismissal of 'buffer zone' suit

December 12, 2016

A federal appeals court on Thursday considered whether abortion-rights opponents could appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged New Hampshire's "buffer zone" law (SB 319), the New Hampshire Union Leader reports.

Antiabortion-rights providers seek to block Ill. referral law

December 12, 2016

A Circuit Court judge in Illinois on Wednesday heard arguments in a lawsuit challenging an amendment (PA 099-0690) to the state's Healthcare Right of Conscience Act, the Rockford Register Star reports.

Ohio Legislature sends Gov. 20-week abortion ban; op-ed says lawmakers 'jumped the gun' with six-week ban

December 9, 2016

The Ohio Legislature on Thursday sent to Gov. John Kasich (R) legislation (SB 127) that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, The Hill reports.

Conservative N.J. lawmakers pledge to pursue 20-week abortion ban

December 9, 2016

Conservative New Jersey lawmakers on Monday said they plan to push forward with a bill (S 2026) that would ban abortion care at 20 weeks, NJ.com reports.

Op-ed: Texas repro-rights advocates 'already know what it's like for abortion access to be more myth than reality'

December 9, 2016

In an opinion piece for the Texas Tribune's "TribTalk," Nan Little Kirkpatrick, executive director of the Texas Equal Access Fund, discusses advocates' preparedness to combat antiabortion-rights efforts under the new administration, noting that while the administration's rhetoric is "certainly scary, various states have been attacking abortion access for over a decade, and Texas is one of them."

Blogs comment on Ohio's unconstitutional six-week abortion ban; Labor Secretary nominee's efforts to overturn Roe and more

December 9, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Bustle, Mother Jones and more.

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