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Woman's Hour

Aileen Graham Jones; Menopause

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Aileen Graham-Jones: Woman's Hour archive recording of one of the first women to qualify as a motor mechanic who talks about her summer of driving Emmeline Pankhurst in 1911. And Professor Krista Cowman of the University of Lincoln joins Jane on women in early motoring.

Menopause symptoms and treatments. Jane talks to Dr Heather Currie an Associate Specialist Gynaecologist at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and founder of Menopause Matters.

The third in our series looking at the working lives of mothers who have a child with a disability. Linda Roberts, mum of Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock, talks about the difficulties of 'letting go'. And 31 year old Chris Whitaker, who has Cerebral Palsy explains to Jane how important it is to lead an independent life.

And we look ahead to today's Face the Facts which investigates the growing number of women suffering complications associated with an implantable plastic mesh known as a trans-vaginal tape, or TVT.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Bev Purcell
Output Editor: Jane Thurlow. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Whitaker
Interviewed Guest:
Krista Cowman
Interviewed Guest:
Heather Currie

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