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Presented by Jenni Murray. British clothing sizes - why do they vary so much? Plus the ethics of fertility treatment when family members are involved in egg or sperm donation.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Why British clothing sizes can be based more on the shop you visit than the size of your body. What accounts for vagaries in sizing policy? Renowned harpist Sioned Williams performs live with a unique instrument, the MIDI harp. You give us your views on the legacy of the Pill. The women who are training to compete in the boxing ring in Afghanistan. And the ethics of fertility treatment when family members are involved in egg or sperm donation. Is there a need for regulation?

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45 minutes

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Thu 20 Jan 2011 10:00


  • Why do British dress sizes vary so much?

    Jenni is joined by Ed Gribbin, President of Alvanon, a company which advises on size and shape and Gemma Seager who blogs about vintge fashion on Retro Chick.

    Duration: 09:13

  • Listener Feedback - the legacy of the pill

    Following Monday's discussion about the legacy of the pill, lots of you got in touch to share your views on the subject.

    Duration: 05:16

  • Sioned Williams: Harpist

    Sioned Williams is Principal harpist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She joins Jenni to talk about her career and to perform live using a MIDI harp.

    Duration: 11:31

  • Afghan women's boxing

    Saber Sharifi trains a group of 20 female boxers in Afghanistan. Felicity Finch caught up with three of the most promising young women during a training session with their coach.

    Duration: 07:30

  • IVF Ethics

    Jenni discusses the HFEA's public consultation on fertility treatment with its Head of Policy, Juliet Tizzard and Sarah, who has frozen eggs in case her daughter wants to use them in the future.

    Duration: 08:03


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