Women

Birth control pills. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

New California Law Allows Women To Obtain Birth Control Without Doctor’s Visit

Soon, it will be much easier for women in the Bay Area and California to obtain birth control. A new law allows women to skip the doctor and go right to the pharmacy.

06/05/2015

Flibanserin, which has been dubbed by some as the "female Viagra." (CBS)

FDA Panel Backs ‘Female Viagra,’ Remain Concerned About Its Safety

The panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 18-6 in favor of Sprout Pharmaceutical’s daily pill, flibanserin, on the condition that the company develops a plan to manage its risks.

06/04/2015

Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Kiva Co-Founder And Her Baby Reportedly Turned Away From TEDWomen Conference In Monterey

Jessica Jackley, the co-founder of San Francisco-based microfinancing company Kiva, and her nursing infant were reportedly turned away from a TED conference focusing on the accomplishments of women and girls.

05/28/2015

New MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops are seen on display after a special announcement event at Apple Headquarters October 14, 2008 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced new versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook laptop computers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) apple generic, laptops

Venture Capital Baking Female-Founded Job Listing Site With Focus On Diversity

A promising sign for female tech entrepreneurs: VentureWire reports that online career advice and job listings site The Muse – founded by three women – raised $10m from a female-led venture investor group.

05/14/2015

Stand Up claims to let ladies pee with dignity. (www.the-stand-up.com)

Stanford Grad’s Invention Allows Women To Pee While Standing, Avoid Messy Toilets

A recent Stanford grad has come up with a product for women that lets them pee standing up to avoid uncomfortable messes that often accompany public toilets.

05/11/2015

Two women were attacked on this path near the San Rafael Target store. (CBS)

2 Moms With Strollers Attacked On Popular San Rafael Trail; Predator Warning Issued

San Rafael police are warning the public that a violent sexual predator may be in the area after two recent attacks on women in the city.

05/08/2015

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Pope Demands Equal Pay For Women, Labels Gender Gap ‘Scandal’

Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it’s “pure scandal” that women earn less than men for doing the same job.

04/29/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff delivers the keynote address during the Dreamforce 2012 conference at the Moscone Center on September 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  A reported 90,000 people registered to attend the cloud computing industry conference Dreamforce 2012 that runs through September 21.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Closing Pay Gaps Between Men, Women At Company

Many of Salesforce’s 16,000 employees could be getting raises just because they are women after CEO Marc Benioff crunched the numbers and found a disturbing pay gap between men and women.

04/23/2015

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UC Researchers Find Overnight Fasting Could Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers with the University of California researchers have released a study that suggests overnight fasting could reduce the risk of breast cancer among women.

04/21/2015

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CDC: Nearly 1 In 3 Women Space Their Pregnancies Too Close Together

For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.

04/16/2015

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