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Tampon Calculator, Sexual Exploration, Muslim Marriages

Ahead of the Autumn budget, the launch of a tampon tax calculator to work out the cost of menstrual products during a lifetime plus the best place to live out your days.

Ahead of the autumn budget, BBC News launches a Tampon Tax Calculator that helps you work out how much you're likely to spend on menstrual products during a lifetime. We find out what's behind the calculator and why menstrual products are still eligible for VAT.

For her new book, Sensation, Isabel Losada spent a year learning about what can turn bad or mediocre sex into good sex. She talks to Jane about what she has learnt.

Many women who have had traditional Islamic weddings in Britain are unaware that they are not legally married according to a new survey for Channel 4's The Truth About Muslim Marriage. We hear from Rukhsana and from solicitor Aina Khan who is campaigning for our marriage laws to be changed.

As part of our Best Place season on Woman's Hour, we are looking at the best place to live out your days. We wanted to move away from gloom and despondency to hear from women who made positive decisions about their 'forever homes'. Catherine Carr went to see three listeners in London, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

And Charlotte Avery President of the Girls' School Association on why she believes that girls at single schools better equipped to deal with sexual harassment?

Presenter: Andrea Catherwood
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

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45 minutes


  • Single sex schools equipping girls to fight harassment

    Duration: 07:03

  • Muslim marriages

    Duration: 07:49

  • Sexual Exploration

    Duration: 10:15

  • Tampon Calculator

    Duration: 03:47

  • The best place to live out your days

    Duration: 12:58

The Tampon Tax Calculator

Curious? Try it out here.


Role Contributor
Presenter Andrea Catherwood
Interviewed Guest Becca Meier
Interviewed Guest Isabel Losada
Interviewed Guest Aina Khan
Interviewed Guest Alison Lennox
Interviewed Guest Judy Reith
Interviewed Guest Antonia Till
Interviewed Guest Charlotte Avery
Producer Lucinda Montefiore


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