October 20, 2016

LONDON — A diamond ring that's the ultimate in bling is set to go to auction, with an estimated price of $15 million to $25 million.

Sotheby's auction house says the Cartier ring holds an 8.01 carat blue stone named the Sky Blue Diamond. It recently was displayed in London before a sale Nov.…

Planned Parenthood marks centennial; foes bristle

October 19, 2016

NEW YORK — Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary celebrations last weekend came with a sense of relief for the group that traces its roots to a time when women could not vote and contraception was illegal.

The organization, whose services include birth control, sex education and abortions,…

How a patient's request for a new womb made history

October 17, 2016

STOCKHOLM — When the young Australian cervical cancer patient learned she had to lose her womb in order to survive, she proposed something audacious to the doctor who was treating her: She asked if she could have a womb transplant, so she could one day carry her own baby.

This was nearly two…

Groups work to close the diaper gap

October 16, 2016

Christine Shotts, in Springfield, Missouri, has eight children younger than 9. She works two part-time jobs, and her husband works as a car mechanic, but their incomes don't stretch nearly far enough.

Jilcana Montoya has the same problem. She's on government assistance in Washington, D.C., living…