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Menopause: How to avoid dreaded stage from story of a 59-year-old still feeling like a teenager

On nights out with my girlfriends, there comes a point in the evening where I consciously keep quiet: that moment, after a couple of glasses, when the floodgates open and they animatedly discuss hot flushes, sleeplessness, lethargy and night sweats. I can’t join in with all this menopause-related chatter because, …

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Unpacking Tatu Kamau anti-FGM laws case and whats at heart of medic’s case

Towards the end of October 2019, the world watched and keenly followed a case  where a ‘proudly African woman’ has petitioned the Kenyan judiciary to find that laws prohibiting female genital mutilation be declared unconstitutional because the 2012 legislation criminalizes female circumcision. Dr Tatu Kamau, a woman of the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya and a practising medical doctor of many years, has caught …

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Tatu Kamau petition: How landmark case in Kenyan court has sounded hitherto unheard voices

Thursday, 24 October 2019 will mark a momentous day as the hearing of a landmark case begins. High Court of Kenya petition 244/2019 is challenging the constitutionality of laws and policies criminalizing female genital mutilation as it were, the petitioner – Dr Tatu Kamau saying the Prohibition of FGM Act …

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