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Insania: Peter André finds medical student girlfriend…who is pregnant aged 23, Fame Feed

Insania: Peter André finds medical student girlfriend…who is pregnant aged 23

How did former hubby to Britain’s biggest glamour model Katie Price meet said medical student? Through her surgeon father, who operated on André’s kidney stones and since became “very close” to the former singer turned TV presenter.

By | Fame Feed | Monday, 22 July 2013 at 2:29 pm

Are we stumbling towards a society with no children being born with Down Syndrome?, Health

Are we stumbling towards a society with no children being born with Down Syndrome?

Down Syndrome (DS) is back in the news again with a discussion which was broadcast on ITV’s This Morning last week.
I think there are some big issues here which I will return to in a moment – however I need a moment’s indulgence to address a couple of errors of fact in the piece, which are [...]

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 30 July 2012 at 3:00 am

Katie Price’s admission that she doesn’t use contraception is dangerous to young fans, Health

Katie Price’s admission that she doesn’t use contraception is dangerous to young fans

Ah, Katie Price. Every feminist’s nightmare. Is she a feminist? Isn’t she? Should we like her or loathe her? Yet she’s still influential to young women and teenage girls.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 2:54 pm

Pregnancy: The leading cause of death for teenage girls in the developing world, Health

Pregnancy: The leading cause of death for teenage girls in the developing world

The family planning world is meeting in London this week to make one straightforward request – give 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries access to contraception. Their reasoning is basic: ‘It’s mortality, stupid’.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 10 July 2012 at 2:00 am

Every mother with their own named midwife? Sounds like an empty promise, Health

Every mother with their own named midwife? Sounds like an empty promise

Andrew Lansley’s announcement that pregnant women being cared for under the NHS will be provided with a ‘named’ midwife, seems thoroughly unrealistic.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 17 May 2012 at 5:30 pm

Preparing for preemies: My baby was born at 27 weeks, Health

Preparing for preemies: My baby was born at 27 weeks

When I was 26 weeks and six days pregnant I went to hospital, completely expecting to be told I was an overanxious, neurotic, depressed pregnant woman. I had a headache and felt a bit strange. It was hard to describe. I had my blood pressure done, urine samples taken, bloods drawn and a scan. With each procedure I felt more and more uneasy. It became apparent that I had severe, rapid onset pre eclampsia. I was very poorly, and my baby was in deep, deep trouble.

By | Health | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 at 12:06 am

Coarse sex and cheap lives, Battle of Ideas

Coarse sex and cheap lives

Women in the UK wait longer than anyone else to start a family, sometimes making use of abortion as a backup to contraception to control fertility on the way. Is this reflective of a culture of unadulterated self-centredness, or a society, which, far from showing disregard for human life, takes the decision to have a child very seriously indeed?

By | Battle of Ideas | Saturday, 22 October 2011 at 6:00 am

Swapping unwanted pregnancies for Chlamydia, Notebook

Swapping unwanted pregnancies for Chlamydia

We’re a nation of binge-drinking, foul mouthed, lazy-arsed chavs who spend your money on widescreen televisions, booze, fags and McDonalds. We are also very good at producing offspring long before we are supposed to. What do we do to stop the breeding? A magic pill.
The morning-after pill. To some, it’s a saviour, to others, [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 10:26 pm

A real human rights emergency, The Foreign Desk

A real human rights emergency

A human rights emergency often describes crises such as killings of civilians in Darfur, the Rwandan genocide or perhaps even the recent floods in Pakistan. Rarely would one consider a woman’s pregnancy to fall into this category. But when we consider the fact that more than half a million women die in childbirth or related causes every year, it’s clear that the situation has reached catastrophic levels.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 17 September 2010 at 3:53 pm

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