Women's health

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UK health trusts suspend home birth services as midwives shortage deepens
‘Crisis’ in maternity care leaves expectant mothers facing difficult births in hospital or without support at home

Hannah Summers

28, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Late diagnosis of breast cancer rises as NHS struggles in Covid crisis
Macmillan says government action is needed to relieve pressure on cancer services

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

26, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Women at higher risk of miscarriage to be offered hormone drug by NHS
Charities say Nice’s decision to endorse progesterone for some cases in England will help save babies’ lives

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Nov, 2021 @9:53 AM

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Thousands of UK breast implant patients missing off register
List recommended after PIP breast implant scandal in case of product recall

Andrew Gregory Health editor

09, Nov, 2021 @7:05 PM

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‘I can’t explain how I am still alive’: Dr Denis Mukwege on risking his life to save African women
The Nobel prize-winning gynaecologist counts Michaela Coel, Jill Biden and a small army of Congolese women among his fans. Yet he still won’t call himself a hero

Nesrine Malik

06, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Exposed: UK clinics still offering to ‘restore virginity’ before marriage
Undercover reporters for ITV documentary find procedure widely available in London

Hannah Summers

31, Oct, 2021 @11:15 AM

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The Guardian view on the menopause: standing up for older women | Editorial
Editorial: Myths and silences surrounding female ageing are being demolished. A private member’s bill shows how far there is still to go


28, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Northern Ireland Office may directly instruct trusts to offer abortion services
Exclusive: Brandon Lewis warns he will soon have ‘no alternative but to take further steps’ to ensure services are provided

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @8:08 AM

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Heather Trickey obituary
Other lives: Policy and research manager at NCT who became a leading expert on infant feeding

Simon Brindle

22, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Stop making the menopause into a brand! It’s about healthcare, not money
Founder of midlife website Noon is delighted the subject is being talked about openly, but does not want to see it commercialised

Eleanor Mills

17, Oct, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Freezing eggs for non-medical reasons should be subsidised, majority of Australian women say
Survey suggests people becoming more sympathetic to women with varied reasons for wanting to freeze their eggs, researchers say

Donna Lu

14, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Vagina lasering for postmenopausal women ‘may be placebo’
Study suggests therapy for dryness, itching and pain should be used with caution, say experts

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

12, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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