Women's health

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, United States' Allyson Felix speaks during a press conference of the U.S. team prior to the World Athletics Championships in London. Early in her career, Allyson Felix would shy away from speaking on controversial subjects. The nine-time Olympic medalist stayed in her lane. Not anymore. Not since the birth of her daughter, Camryn. Felix wants her legacy to be improving maternity rights for athletes over her times and gold medals. "I feel like I'm right where I'm supposed to be," Felix said. "I feel stronger than ever, just with everything I've been through.”(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
March 12, 2020 - 3:14 am
Allyson Felix sometimes "races" a "sprinter" at practice who's difficult to catch and always seems to have another burst. Of course, Felix's 15-month-old daughter, Camryn, does tend to veer outside of her lane. These days, so does mom. For years, Felix kept her opinions closely guarded. No more...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Allyson Felix holds her daughter Camryn after running the women's 400-meter dash final at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping change that, and two months after the U.S. women's soccer players stated their case for equal pay, women in athletics are finding footing on an equally important crusade. "I feel like (my voice has been heard), and I feel like that only because of women coming together," Felix said in an interview with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 28, 2019 - 12:35 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping to change that. Two months after the U.S. women's soccer...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Allyson Felix holds her daughter Camryn after running the women's 400-meter dash final at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping change that, and two months after the U.S. women's soccer players stated their case for equal pay, women in athletics are finding footing on an equally important crusade. "I feel like (my voice has been heard), and I feel like that only because of women coming together," Felix said in an interview with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 26, 2019 - 2:33 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping to change that. Two months after the U.S. women's soccer...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Court documents released publicly for the first time this week reveal previously hidden details of Caster Semenya's 10-year battle with the international track body. In them, the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion said the IAAF accused her of intentionally running slowly at times to mask the alleged advantage she has from her elevated natural testosterone. She angrily denied the accusation. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
June 22, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents. Semenya angrily denied the accusation. The exchange was included in 163 pages of court records from the...
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Serena Williams of the U.S. talks to journalists on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
December 27, 2018 - 12:32 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Serena Williams has welcomed the extra protection given to new mothers when they return to the women's tennis tour. "It's great," the 23-time Grand Slam champion said on Thursday in quotes published by BBC Sport. "Women that are younger can go out there and...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams returns a shot against Krystyna Pliskova during their first-round match of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France. The women's tennis tour has approved rule changes that involve seedings after a return from pregnancy. Former No. 1 players Williams and Victoria Azarenka are recent mothers on the tour. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
December 17, 2018 - 5:48 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The women's tennis tour approved rule changes Monday that are meant to ensure players are not penalized after they return from pregnancy or an injury that causes a long absence. The changes were prompted, in part, by the experiences of former No. 1 players Serena...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, United States' Meghan Duggan, from left, Hilary Knight, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Maddie Rooney pose with their gold medals in women's hockey at a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Lamoureux-Morando and her husband, Anthony, are expecting a boy in mid-December. Jocelyne and her husband, Brent, are due seven weeks later. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am
Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in...
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Serena Williams chases a shot by Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 30, 2018 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, Adele: The charge to destigmatize postpartum depression has never before had so many high-profile sufferers willing to share their stories. Add Serena Williams to the list. The 23-time Grand Slam champion playing in the U.S. Open took to Instagram...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 9, 2016 file photo, Serena Williams of the U.S holds her trophy after winning the women's singles final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Williams has been seeded 25th for the women's singles tournament at Wimbledon, the All England Club announced Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The 36-year-old American, who has returned to competitive tennis following the birth of her daughter last September, is currently ranked 183rd. The All England Club usually follows the latest ranking list but can make a change if deemed "necessary to produce a balanced draw." (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
June 27, 2018 - 8:34 am
Serena Williams was seeded No. 25 for her return to Wimbledon after having a baby, a decision by the All England Club announced Wednesday that elevates the tournament's seven-time champion above her ranking of 183rd. While WTA rules allow women who miss time because of a pregnancy to enter events...
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FILE- This Feb. 1, 2018, file photo shows a Burger King Whopper meal combo at a restaurant in the United States. Burger King says it’s sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 20, 2018 - 4:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King's social media...
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