Woman's Hour

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Listener Week, Being Vegan, Albinism

December 5th, 2015

Episode 432 of 985 episodes

Three listeners describe what it's like to grow up with the genetic condition albinism that affects skin, hair and eye colouring. Louise Taylor, Sarah Ballard and Sara Krishan discuss their experiences. Dr Vicky Duckworth on teaching adults to read and write and we hear from her former student Marie McNamara on the literacy skills that allowed her to begin a career in nursing. Anna discusses her fear of missing out on career opportunities now she is pregnant. Virginia Prifti talks about the death of her eight-year old son and what happened when she decided she wanted to keep his body at home and manage the funeral arrangements herself. Hannah Pheobe Brown and Lynda Kinnard share thoughts on being vegan and the reasons for their choice. What's it like being the partner of a woman going through the menopause? Paul Freeman describes living with his wife who experienced severe menopause symptoms over a number of years and Patrick Shervington from the British Menopause Society discusses how a woman's partner can help. Lyndsey Carmichael, Kathy Hales and Karen Dobres discuss how the size of their breasts have had an impact on their lives, including their health, self-confidence and fashion sense. Presented by Jane Garvey Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed.

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