• San Diego Mar 30

    Experts Fear Decline in STD Numbers During Pandemic Are Due to Decreased Testing

    While decreases in rates of reported infections are usually a positive development, there is major concern from medical experts in San Diego that sexually transmitted infections are now going largely undetected due to decreased testing.

  • President Jul 17, 2019

    Planned Parenthood to Defy Trump Abortion Referral Rule

    Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration’s ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options. “We are not going to comply with a regulation that would require health care providers to not give full information to their...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 24, 2019

    US Judge in Oregon to Block New Trump Abortion Policy

    A U.S. judge in Oregon said Tuesday he intends to at least partially block a rule change by President Donald Trump’s administration that could cut off federal funding for providers who refer patients for an abortion, though the scope of his decision remains to be seen. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane made the comments after more than three hours of...

  • NBC Sep 30, 2017

    3 Sexually Spread Diseases Rise in San Diego County Amid Nationwide Spike

    Three sexually transmitted diseases rose in San Diego County in 2016, amid an alarming trend of infection rates soaring to record highs across the country, according to an annual report.

  • NBC Sep 3, 2016

    3 Common STDs Are Becoming Harder to Treat

    In the United States, drug-resistant gonorrhea is a public health problem of national concern. But untreatable gonorrhea isn’t the only STD that has health officials worried, according to an NBC News report. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization released new treatment guidelines for three common sexually transmitted diseases — chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis — in response to increasing antibiotic...

  • CONGRESS Aug 4, 2015

    Senate Fails at Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

    The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year’s presidential and congressional elections. The derailed legislation was the Republican response to videos, recorded secretly by anti-abortion activists, showing Planned Parenthood...

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