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It’s been a big year for women in news, with the rise of #MeToo and a better understanding of the hurdles women face in getting to the top spots in biopharma and health care. But what about women’s health? We looked back at our year of coverage and picked out 10 of our favorite stories.


Pregnancy is a medical black box in many ways, including in drug safety. For ethical reasons, we don’t test medicines on pregnant women and fetuses, and drug development lags when it comes to women’s diseases. A federal task force is studying medication use during pregnancy, but in the meantime, women and their doctors face a daunting decision: will my efforts to stay healthy harm me or my child?

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