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Part of Mom's Penalty for Killing Baby: 10 Pregnancy Tests

Plus house arrest and probation

(Newser) - A Canadian woman who pleaded guilty to killing her newborn after an unrecognized pregnancy has been handed what's believed to be the first decision of its kind in Canada: The 43-year-old woman must take a pregnancy test every six months for the next five years and submit the results... More »

Baseball Team Will Let You Know if Father's Day Is for You

By giving away pregnancy tests, obviously

(Newser) - A minor league baseball team in Florida has planned an unusual Father's Day promotion, the AP reports. This week Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have added a second promotion to the usual Thirsty Thursday celebration. They're calling it the "You Might Be a Father" promotion, which comes with a... More »

School Forces Pregnancy Tests on 'Suspect Girls'

ACLU threatens to sue over ban on pregnant students

(Newser) - A Louisiana charter school is banning pregnant students and requiring "suspect" girls to take a pregnancy test. Now the ACLU of Louisiana is threatening legal action unless the policies are changed at the state-funded Delhi Charter School by late next week. "The policy discriminates against female students not... More »

Blood Test Determines Fetus' Sex at 7 Weeks

New testing technology is highly accurate, study finds

(Newser) - Blood tests that promise to determine a baby's sex just seven weeks into pregnancy are highly accurate if used properly, a new study finds. Researchers found that the tests, which analyze fetal DNA in the mother's blood, are 95% accurate at seven weeks and 99% accurate at 20... More »

Meet the Women Who Pee on a Stick—Then Show Us

WombTube videos capture that 'I'm pregnant' moment

(Newser) - More and more women are dipping their pregnancy tests into a cup of urine, squealing with delight, and then ... uploading a video of the whole thing to YouTube. Marisa Meltzer reports on the growing spate of "WombTube" videos—many of which have 50,000 views and bust the conventional... More »

Now in Swiss Vending Machines: Pregnancy Tests

It's supposed to promote privacy

(Newser) - Privacy is cherished in Switzerland, so it only follows that the country should ... start selling pregnancy tests in vending machines? Apparently. The move, which will bring the product to 3,000 machines at the end of this month, is part of an effort to ensure that young people can purchase... More »

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