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Prof Robert Winston, bisexuality, supporting friends in crisis

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 30 April 2012

Dolls' house restoration, Professor Robert Winston assesses longterm health issues for IVF children, exploring attitudes towards bisexuality, how to support a friend through a crisis.
Presented by Jane Garvey.
Produced by Catherine Carr.

Chapters

5 items
  • Fertility drugs & the impact on children's health

    A report reveals that fertility boosting drugs could more than double the risk of children developing leukaemia. Jane speaks to Prof. Robert Winston & Juliet Tizzard, HFEA.

  • Children and Breakfast

    A report says some children are going to school hungry or malnourished. Carmel McConnell of Magic Breakfast explains how demand for meals has increased fourfold.

  • What to say/Not to say when a friend is in crisis

    Jane discuss with the Guardian columnist, Deborah Orr, who has a list of 10 things to say to someone when they’re ill, and chartered psychologist, Annie Hinchliff.

  • Liza Antrim & Dolls House Restoration

    Restorer Liza Antrim talks about dolls houses and the link between them, the pioneering Ladies Guild and the Ragged Schools.

  • Bisexuality

    Is it more acceptable for a woman to be bisexual than gay? Jane talks to Louise Carolin, Diva magazine & Surya Monro, Huddersfield Uni.

  • Fertility drugs - the impact on children's health

    A recent report reveals that fertility boosting drugs could more than double the risk of children developing leukaemia. French researchers from INSERM in Paris believe there’s an association between ovarian stimulation drugs and one of the most common types of leukaemia - acute lymphoblastic - and one of the rarer forms - myeloid leukaemia. But how concerned should parents be about the link between fertility drugs and leukaemia, and are IVF children more susceptible to illness than those naturally conceived? Furthermore, is enough being done to monitor IVF babies? Professor Robert Winston from Imperial College London and Juliet Tizzard, head of policy and communications at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, join Jane to discuss.

  • Dolls House Restoration

    Restorer Liza Antrim has devoted her life to uncovering the hidden secrets of dolls houses. Not just children's toys for the idle rich, they are unique historical artefacts, showcasing interior design and fashion. While restoring one house from the 1850s Liza uncovered a link between these delicate designs, the pioneering Ladies Guild and the Ragged Schools –charitable institutions designed to help destitute children learn skills for employment.

    Liza Antrim
  • Bisexuality

    The singer and star of the Voice Jessie J has been quite vocal about her sexuality, but now the author of a new unofficial biography of the star has claimed that she is really a lesbian and not bisexual. The author claims certain people believed being bi was trendy, exotic and a fashion statement which would increase her allure. These allegations have been denied. But is it really more acceptable for a woman to be bisexual and what does all this say about attitudes towards bisexual and lesbian women. Jane is joined by Louise Carolin, Deputy Editor, Diva magazine and Surya Monro from Huddersfield University who is currently writing a book about bisexuality.

    Sexuality, Equality and Diversity by Diane Richardson and Surya Monro

    The Bisexuality Report
  • Breakfast Clubs

    A new report says more and more children are going to school hungry or even malnourished. The Princes Trust says half of teachers surveyed say the result of skipping breakfast include a lack of concentration, behavioural problems and poor attendance. The largest provider of free breakfasts in England says demand for meals has increased fourfold. Why are children going to school crying with hunger, and should the government intervene?

    Magic Breakfast
  • What to say or not say when a friend is in crisis

    When you become seriously ill or suffer a bereavement or even lose your job, you have all your own emotions to deal with but no-one ever warns you that you have to deal with your friend's reaction to your situation. Many don’t know what to say and invariably many say the wrong thing despite the fact that they want to help - it is always with the best of intentions. So now the Guardian columnist, Deborah Orr, has come up with a list of 10 things to say to someone when they’re ill. She herself was diagnosed with breast cancer 18 months ago. She joins Jane Garvey along with Annie Hinchliff who is a chartered psychologist.

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