Women's health

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I feel a responsibility to talk about menopause, says Nicola Sturgeon
First minister tells podcast that her discomfort talking publicly about the subject shows how far society has yet to go

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

25, Jan, 2022 @2:50 PM

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‘Virginity repair’ surgery to be banned in Britain under new bill
Move to outlaw procedures to reconstruct the hymen welcomed by campaigners and survivors of ‘honour’-based abuse

Hannah Summers

25, Jan, 2022 @2:23 PM

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How to move: with endometriosis
Regular exercise may help reduce the pain, inflammation and risk of getting endometriosis, say experts. But here are some things to consider

Natalie Parletta

17, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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More than 1m UK women could quit their jobs through lack of menopause support
In a survey of 2,000 women with menopause symptoms, 63% said their workplace had no policy in place

Amelia Hill

17, Jan, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Call to stop jailing pregnant women in England after baby dies in prison toilet
Courts urged to use more community and suspended sentences

Hannah Summers

16, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Spain’s public sector trailblazers seek to lead way on menstrual leave
Handful of local administrations are among the first in west to offer arrangement to their employees

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

30, Dec, 2021 @3:15 PM

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A strategy for women’s health in England: six areas of focus
From gynaecological conditions to healthy ageing, these are expected to be the priorities of the final plan

Andrew Gregory Health editor

23, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Finally the UK has noticed its rampant sexism in healthcare. What now?
Analysis: acknowledging the shocking female health gap is only a first step – ministers must put money into reversing it

Alexandra Topping

23, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Ministers pledge to ‘reset the dial’ on women’s health in England
After 100,000 women voiced concerns, plans include menopause support, GP training and banning ‘virginity repair’ operations

Andrew Gregory Health editor

23, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Poland plans to set up register of pregnancies to report miscarriages
Proposed register would come into effect in January, a year after near-total ban on abortion

Weronika Strzyżyńska

03, Dec, 2021 @3:56 PM

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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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