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326 2020-03-03 I was writing about male and female brains, but I decided to kill my story. This is why
Learning how much I didn’t know made me reconsider the path I was on.
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277 2020-02-07 The birth of a movement: how activists are winning the battle to make abortion a right
Despite the sometimes deadly consequences, church and state have always made sure abortion was legally restricted in Argentina. But the tide is turning. By engaging with young people and building a diverse coalition, pro-choice activists are forcing the government to act.
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271 2020-02-04 Women subjected to FGM are not just victims. Many are actively fighting back to stop the practice
As the world marks International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, it’s time to recognise those women who are fighting back.
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254 2020-01-28 Why ‘vagina’ should be part of everyone’s vocabulary
If we use the right words, we stop being ashamed of our bodies.
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219 2020-01-14 What I’ll be writing about in 2020 – and how you can help
I want to create a network of people experiencing the first 1,000 days in one way or another around the world.
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170 2019-12-12 Trauma can be inherited. We need to understand what we’re passing on
When it comes to negative experiences in childhood, the body seems to keep score. But even small changes can positively affect health in later life.
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115 2019-11-12 How the things we don’t remember shape us just as much as those we do
Aged 12, Maryam Zaree discovered she had been born in one of Iran’s most notorious prisons. I spoke to her about her new documentary, Born in Evin, which explores childhood memory and trauma. 
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81 2019-10-23 Children are a quarter of the world’s population. Imagine urban planning from their point of view
What are your best memories of playing as a child? What were you doing? Were there any adults with you? It was the beginning of October, at the Health Summit in Uppsala, Sweden, and Mariana Brussoni, a developmental psychologist, was putting these questions to an international audience. With a show of hands, Brussoni wanted to know whose favourite moments involved play outside. At this question most hands went up – being outdoors has clearly been a key part of many childhoods.Though more rigorous evidence is needed, from the studies that have been done on the topic, there is a
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35 2019-09-30 Eat, play, love: Just how much are you shaped by your first 1,000 days of life?
Neuroscience has identified this period – from conception, through nine months of pregnancy, plus two years – as critical for brain development, but it also matters in so many other ways.
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39 2019-09-30 Meet our First 1,000 Days correspondent, Irene Caselli
From understanding the city from a child’s perspective, to geeking out about brain development, find out what to expect from this beat.
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