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Weekend WH: Gender and Pain & Joanne Jepson

February 28th, 2015

Episode 155 of 762 episodes

If you have a racial preference when dating can it ever be considered racist? Chronic pain affects more women than men but are women more likely to suffer in silence because they fear doctors won’t take them as seriously as men? Cerys Matthews gives us her top five female singer songwriters. Joanna Jepson was pulled into the media spotlight in 2003 when she challenged the late abortion of a foetus with cleft palate. She recalls that time. The poet and novelist Elaine Feinstein discusses her favourite female poets. We hear what its like to have a double mastectomy at the age of 27. And how common is it not to like your child’s friends?

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