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Five years after launching her organic hair-care company with a single product, Monique Rodriguez’s Mielle Organics now has 46 products in more than 100,000 retail stores. 

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Forty years ago, Chicago elected its first female mayor. We remember the historic victory of former Mayor Jane Byrne.

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Diagnostic radiologist Maj. Sara Michael reviews a mammogram at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to look for any abnormalities in the breast tissue. (Photo Credit: Maria Yager)

A new rule would require that mammography providers notify women who have dense breast tissue, a risk factor for breast cancer.

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Local journalists detail the discrepancy between the discipline of men and women in prisons across the U.S., including Illinois. We speak with Jessica Pupovac, lead reporter of the yearlong investigation.

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About 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons across the U.S. were pregnant when they entered jail, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. 

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As many as one in seven women experience postpartum depression, which can be life-threatening when severe. But there hasn’t been a treatment specific to the condition – until now.

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Dozens of old glass negatives found in the attic of a North Side home lead to a surprising discovery, just days before the house was scheduled to be torn down. 

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A new Northwestern study is the first to show that female scientists receive less money when applying for federal grants than their male counterparts. 

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Nadia Bull, an auxiliary police officer in a western suburb of Chicago, claims her department “turned a blind eye” after she was forced into sex and sexually harassed by her superiors for years.

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A Mirena intrauterine device (Sarahmirk / Wikimedia Commons)

A new Chicago startup called Juno4Me connects women with free birth control from reputable health care providers. 

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More than 100,000 women are suing manufacturers over painful complications from surgical mesh, which is implanted in the vaginal wall to treat urinary incontinence and other health issues. 

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A new Northwestern Medicine study was able to successfully predict whether women would experience worsening depressive symptoms within the first year of childbirth by identifying four maternal characteristics that put them at risk.

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The city’s teen birth rate has dropped 70 percent since 2000, according to city officials, but African-American and Latina teens are more than five times as likely to give birth than their white peers.

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Crowds gather in Grant Park on Jan. 20, 2018 for the March to the Polls. (Amanda Vinicky / Chicago Tonight)

Organizers cited logistical issues in canceling next month’s Women’s March in Chicago as the national movement continues to face accusations of anti-Semitism. 

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Local photographer Whitney Bradshaw is using her art to help women speak up. We stop by for a look at – and a listen to – these unusual “scream sessions.”

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A memorial at Mercy Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, the day after a shooting at the Near South Side hospital. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune via AP)

Dr. Tamara O’Neal was shot and killed Monday after her ex-fiance confronted her outside of Mercy Hospital. But when it comes to workplace violence against women, O’Neal’s story is not uncommon. 

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