The Gambia bans female genital mutilation

The Guardian, 25 November 2015
Author: Kate Lyons
“The Gambia has announced it will ban female genital mutilation (FGM) after the Guardian launched a global campaign to end the practice. The president, Yahya Jammeh, said last night that the controversial surgical intervention would be outlawed. He said the ban would come into effect immediately, though it was not clear when the government would draft legislation to enforce it.”
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Access of single women to fertility treatment: a case of incidental discrimination?

Med Law Rev, first published online 3 August 2015, 10.1093/medlaw/fwv031
Author: Atina Krajewska
“The purpose of this article is to evaluate the extent to which single women have access to publicly funded fertility treatment. It claims that, despite the fact that great progress has been made in removing gender inequalities in the area of assisted reproduction in England and Wales in recent years, there are points in the regulatory framework that still allow for discrimination against single women. The article builds on recent studies concerning the reforms brought about by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (HFEA 2008).”
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