Women

Women should get screened for cervical cancer far less frequently than doctors have long recommended, according to new guidelines released Wednesday.

More than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year in the United States, and more than 4,000 die from the disease.

For years, doctors have recommended that women start getting Pap smears every year or two to try to catch signs of cancer early, when it's easiest to prevent and treat.

The Senate has turned back an attempt to kill President Obama's new rules requiring most health insurance plans to provide contraceptives without additional cost.

The 51-48 vote against an amendment to an unrelated highway bill (Yes, that's just how the Senate works) was mostly along party lines.

The Kitchen Sisters Radio Series

NPR is pleased to announce "The Hidden World of Girls," two new hour-long specials hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Tina Fey.

Kitchen Sisters Radio Series

NPR is pleased to announce "The Hidden World of Girls," two new hour-long specials hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Tina Fey.

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