Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Intimate skin care, Mothers on marriage certificates, Steelworks job crisis

October 12th, 2015

Episode 387 of 985 episodes

Do women really need specialist skincare products to keep fresh intimate areas of their bodies? We hear from a feminist blogger and a company behind one of the latest product ranges. A year ago David Cameron promised to modernise an outdated law that doesn't require mothers' details to be recorded when a couple marries. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas says she's still waiting. As SSI's Teesside's iron and steel making plant closes with the loss of 1,700 jobs, we look at the impact on women and families in the north of England. Experts say that Dyspraxia, often known as clumsy child syndrome, is consistently under-diagnosed in girls. We look at why with Paediatric Occupational Therapist Sally Payne. Elaine Madden was one of only two female SOE agents parachuted into Belgium during WW2. Her story is told in 'I Heard My Country Calling,' an account of wartime service and her dramatic escape from occupied Europe, written by Sue Elliott who joins Jane on Monday.

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