Saudi Law Firm Opens; Birth Control Mandate Halted

The first female law firm has opened its doors in Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights in the kingdom. Also this week, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed key requirements related to contraceptive coverage of the Affordable Care Act impacting religious-affiliated groups.

Teen Moms Hit Low; D.C. HIV Rate Doubles for Some

The teen pregnancy rate in the United States hit its lowest level in 2008 since 1976, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics
. The pregnancy rate for teens ages 15-19 was about 70 pregnancies per 1,000 women, down from a high in 1990 of over 170.