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The BBC, rightly, has links on its website to advice from organisations like Stonewall, Mind and Beat. So why did it refuse to link to abortion advice?
The drugs worked for me, but questioning their shortcomings shouldn’t be so taboo in mental health circles.
It’s a perfectly logical response to the onslaught of negative messages women and girls receive about their bodies.
"To everyone else my mental illness made me more female than ever: fragile, weak, unfit even to offer an accurate account of my innermost experiences."
Birth is painful, frightening and unpredictable, and it is also highly politicised.
It’s not just a case of goodies and baddies, those who get it and those who don’t.
A recent study suggesting pregnant women shouldn't take SSRIs (antidepressant medication) is just the latest in scare stories that could harm future mothers.
I have grown uneasy with the pressure to validate mental illness by analogy with the physical.
Gender-neutral language around reproduction creates the illusion of dismantling a hierarchy – when what you really end up doing is ignoring it.
An advertising campaign challenging men to "prove your worth" is being proposed to increase dwindling numbers of sperm donors – will the myth that only "real" men have potent sperm ever die?
If we really want to “even the score”, as pro-flibanserin campaigners describe, we should respect each woman’s true desires instead of handing over their “dysfunction” to the forces of a market defined by male expectations.