Women's health

  1. Female patients more likely to die if surgeon is male

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    Video caption: According to new research women have much better outcomes if their surgeon is female too

    According to new research women have much better outcomes if their surgeon is female too.

  2. Mothers Reborn

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    Video caption: The story of a group of women in Poland who are becoming mothers to fake babies.

    The story of a group of women in Poland, where the fertility rate is one of the lowest in the world, who are taking control and becoming mothers to fake babies.

  3. A Mother's Brain

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    Video caption: Melissa Hogenboom explores the hidden forces at play that shape a mother's identity.

    Melissa Hogenboom, BBC science journalist and author, explores the hidden forces at play that shape a mother's identity, biology and physical self.

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    Video caption: Hirsutism: Chidube's journey to embracing excessive hair growth from PCOS

    Chidube has a condition called hirsutism, which causes women to have thick, dark hair on their face, neck, chest or lower back.

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    Video caption: Menopause Bill: Liz Kendall calls for free HRT prescriptions

    A Labour MP describes being exhausted and aching overnight as she has "no idea what was going on" with the onset of menopause.

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    Video caption: Journalist Twiggy cried 'tears of joy' at ADHD diagnosis

    Journalist and podcaster Twiggy talks about how she cried when she was diagnosed with ADHD.

  7. World Menopause Month Debate

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    Video caption: A debate in the House of Commons marking World Menopause Month, from Thursday 21 October.

    A debate in the House of Commons marking World Menopause Month, from Thursday 21 October.

  8. A Time To Be Born

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    Video caption: Horizon investigates the growing tendency to induce childbirth. (1975)

    First transmitted in 1975, Horizon investigates the growing tendency in hospitals to induce childbirth by injecting hormones into mothers.

  9. My Implants Are Making Me Ill

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    Video caption: A look at the mysterious phenomenon of breast implant illness.

    A look at the mysterious phenomenon of breast implant illness. Hundreds of thousands of women insist a range of symptoms are connected to their silicone implants.

  10. Period Myths Debunked

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    Video caption: Sharks and unexpected pregnancies - period myths can have a serious impact on our lives.

    Sharks, lost tampons and unexpected pregnancies - period myths can have a serious impact on our lives.