Woman's Hour

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Evelyn Glennie; Teen Emergency Contraception; The Handmaid's Tale

July 10th, 2015

Episode 295 of 985 episodes

Dame Evelyn Glennie on a musical career that's spanned more than thirty years. Profoundly deaf since the age of 12, the solo percussionist will be returning to the Proms with a special concert in August that will also mark her fiftieth birthday. New guidelines are issued today for medical professionals on the care of women with female genital mutilation and safeguarding of girls at risk - what impact will they have? Thirty years after the publication of Margaret Atwood's classic novel The Handmaid's Tale, we ask how much of the future it describes is born out by current trends in the world today. Emergency contraception is now licensed for sale to girls under the age of 16 - we discuss the issues raised by teen access to the 'morning after pill'.

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