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Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Hibo Wardare has published her memoir Cut: One Woman's fight against FGM in Britain today. She tells us about being cut at the age of six and how she's still suffering the consequences today.

The journalist Zaina Erhaim talks about winning the Index for Censorship award for journalism and her work training reporters in Syria and providing women with access to the internet.

Elena Ferrante's final novel in her Neapolitan Quartet has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. We discuss the Ferrante phenomenon with Guardian columnist Deborah Orr and Joanna Biggs of the London Review of Books.

The Cardiff born artist Gwenno discusses her unique blend of music, mixing electronic synth pop with Welsh and Cornish lyrics.

The latest annual figures from the Tavistock Clinic the country's only gender identity clinic for the under 18s reveal that almost twice as many of the young people referred there last year were born female, as opposed to those born male. We hear from Consultant Clinical Psychologist Bernadette Wren on the reasons why and from Sasha who received treatment from the Tavistock clinic in his teens.

Athleisure - sportswear as high fashion. It's an industry worth more than £4.5 billion pounds. Joanne Admiral founder of athleisure wear company 'Hey Jo' and Fashion Features Director at Elle UK Kenya Hunt discuss how to best wear this latest trend.

Flatulence is hilarious to some and mortifying to others but when it comes to relationships is it ever okay to break wind in front of a partner? The GP Clare Gerada and journalist Daisy Buchanan discuss.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Erin Riley. Show less


Jenni Murray
Erin Riley
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Hibo Wardare
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Zaina Erhaim
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Deborah Orr
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Joanna Biggs
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Bernadette Wren
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Joanne Admiral
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Kenya Hunt
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Clare Gerada
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Daisy Buchanan

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