Day Twenty-Two: Love and the Cycle
28ish Days Later
by BBC Radio 4
2y ago
India sits down with her husband Mark to talk about the cycle and their relationship. They also meet a couple - Bill and Amy - who tailor their life based around Amy’s cycle. India and Mark try to decide if this sort of lifestyle is for them. Credits: Presented by India Rakusen. Producer: Ellie Sans. Assistant Producer: Jorja McAndrew. Executive Producer: Suzy Grant. Original music composed and performed by Rebekah Reid. Sound Design by Charlie Brandon-King. Special thanks to all contributors and audio diarists. A Listen production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds ..read more
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Day Twenty-One: In the Moonlight
28ish Days Later
by BBC Radio 4
2y ago
We find India at the top of the cliffs of Folkestone in South East England to meet a group of women who swim under the light of the full moon. Meanwhile. on the other side of the world in Australia, the coral of the Great Barrier Reef is spawning to coincide with the full moon. Professor Oren Levy of Marine Biology at Bar Ilan University talks us through this wonder. Credits: Presented by India Rakusen. Producer: Ellie Sans. Assistant Producer: Jorja McAndrew. Executive Producer: Suzy Grant. Original music composed and performed by Rebekah Reid. Sound Design by Charlie Brandon-King. Special th ..read more
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Day Eighteen: Second Spring
28ish Days Later
by BBC Radio 4
2y ago
The perimenopause is a challenging time for many women but there is help and there are ways you can prepare. In this episode, India sits down with her mum to discuss her own transition to menopause. And we hear from Dr Marion Gluck and Dr Radhika Vohra to discuss the history and role of HRT in treating perimenopausal symptoms. Credits: Presented by India Rakusen. Producer: Ellie Sans. Assistant Producer: Jorja McAndrew. Executive Producer: Suzy Grant. Original music composed and performed by Rebekah Reid. Sound Design by Charlie Brandon-King. Special thanks to all contributors and audio diaris ..read more
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Day Sixteen: Oh Progesterone
28ish Days Later
by BBC Radio 4
2y ago
We've entered the luteal phase and welcome a fascinating temporary organ into the reproductive system. It only lasts 14 days and it's one big job is to pump out progesterone. India also finds out what progesterone is doing to our brains and our bodies. Credits: Presented by India Rakusen. Producer: Ellie Sans. Assistant Producer: Jorja McAndrew. Executive Producer: Suzy Grant. Original music composed and performed by Rebekah Reid. Sound Design by Charlie Brandon-King. Special thanks to all contributors and audio diarists. A Listen production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds ..read more
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Day Fourteen: Ovulation
28ish Days Later
by BBC Radio 4
2y ago
Oestrogen has peaked and ovulation is imminent. Professor Evelyn Telfer from the University of Edinburgh discusses the formation and release of eggs, as well as key new research into whether women can make new eggs. Credits: Presented by India Rakusen. Producer: Ellie Sans. Assistant Producer:Jorja McAndrew. Executive Producer: Suzy Grant. Original music composed and performed by Rebekah Reid. Sound design by Olga Reed. Special thanks to all contributors and audio diarists. A Listen production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds ..read more
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Day Twenty-Eight: New Power
28ish Days Later
by BBC Radio 4
2y ago
Through this series we have demonstrated how inequalities in research and persistent myths about women's bodies have led to inequalities in healthcare. In this episode, India talks to someone who has the power to influence change. Dame Professor Lesley Regan has dedicated the last decade of her career to fighting for better health outcomes for women all over the world. Credits: Presented by India Rakusen. Producer: Ellie Sans. Assistant Producer: Jorja McAndrew. Executive Producer: Suzy Grant. Original music composed and performed by Rebekah Reid. Sound Design by Charlie Brandon-King. Special ..read more
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Day Twenty-Seven: The Lessons We Learn
28ish Days Later
by BBC Radio 4
2y ago
India travels back to the Victorian Age to probe at the use of the vaginal speculum and considers its link to menstrual shame and embarrassment, particularly in education. India then meets Chella Quint, founder of the Period Positive Movement, and also Professor Chris Bobel, who are the women at the forefront of revolutionising menstrual education both within school and the home. Credits: Presented by India Rakusen. Producer: Ellie Sans. Assistant Producer: Jorja McAndrew. Executive Producer: Suzy Grant. Original music composed and performed by Rebekah Reid. Sound Design by Charlie Brandon-Kin ..read more
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Day Eleven: The Gap
28ish Days Later
by BBC Radio 4
2y ago
India meets Emily Jacobs, an Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at University of California Santa Barbara, to discuss sex bias within medical science. Emily shares with India her extensive research into hormones and the brain. Credits: Presented by India Rakusen. Producer: Ellie Sans. Assistant Producer:Jorja McAndrew. Executive Producer: Suzy Grant. Original music composed and performed by Rebekah Reid. Sound design by Olga Reed. Special thanks to all contributors and audio diarists. A Listen production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds ..read more
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Day Twenty-Six: The Shock
28ish Days Later
by BBC Radio 4
2y ago
India considers the role of the femcare industry in perpetuating menstrual stigma and single use products with Chris Bobel, an Associate Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Co-Editor of the Critical Guide to Menstruation. We also meet Dr Sharra Vostral, a Professor of History at Purdue University in Indiana, to discuss the rise of Toxic Shock Syndrome in the 1970s and 80s and how this healthcare event shaped the tampon industry today. Later India considers the rise of reusable products with Alec Mills, the founder of the sustainable ..read more
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Day Twenty Five: Why 28 Days?
28ish Days Later
by BBC Radio 4
2y ago
How long is too long for a menstrual cycle? And what can be the causes of irregular periods? India talks to Dr Anita Mitra and Dr Dornu Lebari about what's 'normal' as well as the hormonal imbalance that arises from the condition polycystic ovary syndrome. India also finds out about some unusual animal cycles. Credits: Presented by India Rakusen. Producer: Ellie Sans. Assistant Producer: Jorja McAndrew. Executive Producer: Suzy Grant. Original music composed and performed by Rebekah Reid. Sound Design by Charlie Brandon-King. Special thanks to all contributors and audio diarists. A Listen prod ..read more
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