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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?

You can support Obama with jewellery too

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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. 

Mies Julie, Assembly Hall/ The Sewing Machine, Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

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.

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Police have launched an investigation after a placenta and medical equipment were found discarded in woods.

Doctors plead for funding to make fertility breakthrough a reality

The first womb transplants will be carried out in the UK if doctors can raise enough funds to complete their research.

Expectant father Stephen Mangan gets a helping hand in 'Birthday'

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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. 

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Torch Song Trilogy, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

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. 

10-year low for cervical cancer tests

Cervical cancer testing among women in England is at a 10-year low, with 20 per cent not being screened.

Womb cancer deaths increase by 20 per cent

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.

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