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2022
Spanish cabinet approves paid 'menstrual leave'
Equality Minister Irene Montero said the law will recognise a health problem that has been largely swept under the carpet until now.
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Controversy as linesman lands Erling Haaland's signature
The Romanian officials were also involved in a couple of controversial incidents during the match.
'Umbrella shafts, bamboo and bicycle spokes': The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women
Contraception is available in the country, but few women know how to use it and many young people are too ashamed to buy it.
Exiled Pakistani political chief faces investigation over alleged sex talk
Altaf Hussain was filmed allegedly talking to male and female troops about sex.
If I'm in lingering pain, I should have the choice to end my life
We should put the topic of Euthanasia on the table for a national debate towards legalising it here in Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna.
'No one wants to talk about their bowel movements, but some people are suffering'
Alison Kelly has been living with Crohn’s Disease for nine years and says it’s time people started talking about their toilet habits.
In North Korea, enjoying football is 'taboo'
The country’s public relations officer has revealed the squad’s overpowering sense of duty to their people is greater than any pleasure derived from playing the game.
Opinion: My son is a little boy who happens to like pink... isn’t that allowed?
“It’s not fair Mama, why do only girls get sparkly things?”
Column: We need education about porn, not censorship
While pornography can create dangerous misconceptions about sex, shutting down all such exploration only reinforces the notion that sex is something dirty and shameful, writes Genevieve Shanahan.
Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia
The Russian authorities have been accused of stoking violent attitudes towards gay people following the torture and murder of a young gay man.
New Delhi police note surge in number of reported sex crimes
Police say more women are “shedding their inhibitions” in a conservative society and registering complaints about sex crimes following the fatal gang-rape of a young woman in the city.
So apparently making a bagel shape in your forehead is a 'thing' now
If you’re squeamish, and don’t like people getting saline injections to their forehead, better not click here.
Woman carries father's baby and claims: We're in love
Irish-born man and his daughter say they experienced GSA – Genetic Sexual Attraction – after they first met as adults. But does GSA exist?