Woman's Hour

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WHNews:Walton Sextuplets; Self Harm; Ginger Rogers

February 12th, 2015

Episode 142 of 724 episodes

Janet and Graham Walton look back 30 years to the reality of parenting six children of the same age. Access to good antenatal care is known to improve maternal and child outcomes. But what rights do pregnant migrant women have to healthcare in the UK and who pays? On yesterday's programme we heard an account of Mary Hamilton's recovery from self-harming. Today Dr Jack Nathan consultant psychotherapist for The Maudsley Hospital's Self Harm Service; and Helen Sare, former self harmer and now volunteer educator for Selfharm.co.uk give advice for people affected by self harm and respond to listeners emails. From the Woman's Hour archive, the iconic actress and dancer Ginger Rogers speaks to former presenter Marjorie Anderson about how she kept up her love for dancing. And the life of Baroness Platt of Writtle, co-founder of Women into Science and Engineering who has died. With Jenni Murray.

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