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Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Sex and the menopause, cyber security, children and divorce

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Women share their experiences of the menopause, and we discuss the impact of the menopause on sex and relationships with Eileen Bellot the director of Hands Inc, a health and wellbeing charity and Heather Currie a gynaecologist and former chair of the British Menopause Society.

We look at the use of digital material as evidence in rape cases. How is it gathered and how much weight is attached to it by prosecution or defence barristers? Alison Saunders the Director of Public Prosecutions and head of the CPS and Tana Adkin QC a barrister specialising in rape and sexual offence cases discuss.

We'll find out why parents are being forced to pay for the government's 30 hour free childcare scheme through additional charges and fees as a result of underfunding. We'll hear from Shannon Hawthorne from the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Psychotherapist and former barrister, Charlotte Friedman on how best to support children through divorce.

We hear from three women immersed in the world of cyber security. Holly Rostill is a white hat hacker at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo is a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Helen L works at the National Cyber Security Centre at GCHQ.

The author Steph Broadribb tells us about her second crime novel Deep Blue Trouble featuring Lori Anderson, a bounty hunter and single mother living in Florida.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed
Edited by Jane Thurlow. Show less


Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Saunders
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Tana Adkin
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Shannon Hawthorne
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Charlotte Friedman
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Holly Rostill
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Mariarosaria Taddeo
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Helen L
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Steph Broadribb

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