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Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Did you know that, under a law from 1861, abortion is still illegal?

When I read the Royal College of General ­Practitioners was backing calls to ­remove abortion from criminal law, I confess I was ­gobsmacked. Wasn’t it already legal? Wasn’t a law passed in 1967 legalising it? Have I been labouring under a ­delusion all this time? How could abortion still be a ­criminal act in 2019?… Read More »