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Sex education isn’t helping young people. It’s harming them

For too long, governments have been obsessed with the notion that young people need more sex education, not less. The…

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow’s clean living cult is a danger to your brain

This year I’ve been trying so hard not to be fat that I completely overlooked the new health trend: clean…

Intense exercise is wrecking our bodies — as my crushed pinky can testify

As I write this, my little finger is withering away. It has been pushed around, crushed to death by a…

How did we become so blasé about sperm donation?

It’s a tricky thing asking for your money back when you’ve bought a baby. But some couples have tried to…

The high-horse brigade can get stuffed. Joan Bakewell had a point

You can’t do an interview these days without someone trying to catch you out. This week it was the turn…

Don’t bore with the gore: why we need to stop talking about periods

We need to stop talking about periods. Period. They’re a topic up there with climate change — because, let’s face…