Woman's Hour

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Olympic marriage proposals, Refugees in Lebanon, Busting the sex myth

August 19th, 2016

Episode 664 of 723 episodes

There have already been five marriage proposals at the Olympics in Rio. Are these grand romantic gestures - or crass attempts by men to steal the spotlight from their partner's sporting success? In the latest installment of our Summer of Love series we discuss the screwball comedy His Girl Friday. This battle of the sexes between Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell has come to be known as a feminist classic. Lebanese-Australian journalist Nada Awar Jarra joins Jenni to discuss her novel An Unsafe Haven, which traces the impact of the Syrian conflict on the lives of families across the Middle East. How much do our sexual habits define us - and must we have wild sex on a regular basis to be considered empowered? We ask Rachel Hills, author of The Sex Myth. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) affect at least half of all women during their lifetime and are particularly prevalent amongst older people. We find out how to deal with these infections, and discuss the link between UTI's and dementia.

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