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Miscarriage isn't the same experience for every parent, but the aftercare needs to be sensitive every time
Thursday 13 December 2012
Miscarriages are more common than realised, but it's vital that anyone who suffers gets the right level of understanding in their care.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Spending six months in the womb is evidently a tedious business - so it perhaps comes as no surprise that scientists have discovered that foetuses yawn.
Saturday 17 November 2012
There's no pleasure in watching other people suffer – not even when it's Nadine Dorries
Wednesday 14 November 2012
If Savita Halappanavar’s condition was an obstetric emergency, as has been described, then her doctors were under a duty to do whatever was necessary to save her life, even if that meant sacrificing the life of the foetus.
Sunday 04 November 2012
In a divided America, surrogate pregnancies fulfill the needs of both the 47 per cent and the other 53. Wealthy, infertile couples get the chance of a family, cash-strapped women get another source of income. But what's it really like for the people involved?
Monday 29 October 2012
Forget political rosettes, badges reading “Don't blame me, I voted Labour” or Conservative T-shirts (dress shirts?). The US's cool Democrat kids have far hipper ways to show their allegiance.
Thursday 23 August 2012
If you ask me...
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Mies Julie is the jewel of Assembly’s glittering South African season this year. Produced by Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre, it thrums with menace and passion. The relationship between Julie and John is played out as a savagely erotic dance with death; by the end, the stage is slick with blood and sweat.
Friday 27 July 2012
Police have launched an investigation after a placenta and medical equipment were found discarded in woods.
Friday 13 July 2012
The first womb transplants will be carried out in the UK if doctors can raise enough funds to complete their research.
Friday 29 June 2012
For the male members of the audience, Joe Penhall’s new play gives a whole new twist to the idea of a buttock-clenching experience.
Stories: Hooray! I'm a Single Parent, Radio 1, Monday
An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk, Radio 4, all week
Sunday 24 June 2012
Single parents speak – and they're not all feckless wasters
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Douglas Hodge picked up awards on both sides of the Atlantic for his knock-out turn as Albin, the drag queen in the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of La Cage aux Folles. He now returns to the venue wearing his director's hat for this revival of an earlier Harvey FIierstein-scripted show – the celebrated Torch Song Trilogy (1981) about Arnold, a New York Jewish gay drag-performer, and his chequered search for love and family in the era that immediately preceded AIDS.
Monday 11 June 2012
Cervical cancer testing among women in England is at a 10-year low, with 20 per cent not being screened.
Thursday 05 April 2012
A dramatic rise in the number of women diagnosed with womb cancer means death rates have risen by almost 20% in the last decade, figures suggest.
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed