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Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

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India Willoughby was born as Jonathan and had a very public life as a man for 10 years, working as an ITV reporter and news reader. Two years ago aged 50, she had permanent gender reassignment surgery. She joins Jenni to share her story of transitioning, and to discuss why she feels there's a place for a transwoman to talk about women's issues...

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