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# Women's Health

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Australian woman banned from breastfeeding - because she has tattoos
She is locked in a custody dispute with the baby’s father.
Poll: Should girls be taught about their fertility at school?
One expert thinks women need to learn about their biological clock at an earlier age.
'DIY abortion tutorials' shock Chile amid debate on easing ban
Warning: Some people may find the contents of this report distressing.
Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?
We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.
Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?
Fear of cancer appears to influence some women’s decision to attend cervical screening – but not in the way you might think, writes health psychologist Marie Kotzur.
Drug offers first hope for advanced cervical cancer
Existing chemotherapy regimes are largely ineffective against advanced stages of cervical cancer, which leads to the deaths of 250,000 women worldwide every year.
Column: Why shouldn’t there be ‘abortion on demand’?
The Government is desperate to avoid “abortion on demand”, writes Sarah McCarthy – but in reality, women should be trusted to make the choice.
Column: Infertility is not a choice – but treatment for it should be
Ireland’s public health system offers no treatment for infertility – so if you haven’t got money you can forget it, writes Fiona McPhillips.
Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today
Marie Stopes International has asked its supporters not to counter-protest.
Back to work for Katie Taylor after golden homecoming
Bray boxer will take a short rest before focusing on London Olympics, according to her father.
Coffee helps reduce women's risk of depression: study
US researchers studied the health and caffeine consumption of more than 50,700 women over a decade.
Study finds links between depression and risk of stroke
Women who suffer from depression could be more susceptible to stroke, according to new US research.
The world's worst places to be a woman - survey
Global survey releases findings which show that Afghanistan is the most dangerous place for women, while the DRC comes a close second.
Possible HIV breakthrough in South Africa
Aids is the leading cause of death and disease in young women today. A new gel might cut the the chances of contracting the virus in half.