Woman's Hour

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WHNews: Natural birth backlash? Jill Leovy

March 17th, 2015

Episode 172 of 985 episodes

Is 'natural' childbirth being pursued at too high a cost? As a review of all maternity care in England is announced following the deaths of 11 babies and 1 mother at a maternity unit in Morecambe Bay, Jenni speaks to Cathy Warwick, Royal College of Midwives and Dr Alison Phipps, author of The Politics of the Body. Selfridges has launched a new range of gender neutral clothing, Jenni asks journalist Kenya Hunt what 'Agender' means for the future of fashion. 13 year old Caitlin from Newcastle interviews her younger sister Charlotte, who has autism, as part of BBC News School Report. And Jenni talks to crime reporter Jill Leovy, who spent 9 years embedded with the Los Angeles Police Department and has written a book - Ghettoside - about what she saw.

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