Interview: Helen Jeffery talks maternity and PND in her play ‘The Brink’

Every month I attend a free event run by a friend of mine in Liverpool called First Draft Scratch Night at the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse which hosts comedians, singers, magicians, clowns, actors and actresses in order to allow them a space to try out new material. Recently I saw a 10 minute segment of … Continue reading Interview: Helen Jeffery talks maternity and PND in her play ‘The Brink’

“You’ll have to have everything taken away”: One woman’s battle to save her sex life

Author: Anonymous. "You'll have to have everything taken away..." That's what I was told at my very first (and potentially only) appointment with a gynaecologist at my local NHS hospital. The first words I heard having been scanned and found to have been smuggling a 1 kilogram large fibroid (later nicknamed 'The Mothership' by my … Continue reading “You’ll have to have everything taken away”: One woman’s battle to save her sex life

Tackling the Twinkle: Dr Kate Cook talks about cutting and women’s genitals

Written by Dr Kate Cook, Senior Lecturer in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. In this post I am going to discuss female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). I am not going to describe what is done in the name of “cutting” in great detail. You can look that up elsewhere, if you have not already learned about FGM/C. … Continue reading Tackling the Twinkle: Dr Kate Cook talks about cutting and women’s genitals