Selling my fertility changed the law in Britain

Warren Fyfe

In the mid-1980s a fertility agency began offering infertile couples the chance to pay a woman to have a baby on their behalf. It was a controversial move that attracted intense media coverage and much criticism of those involved. In 1985, Kim Cotton became Britain’s first surrogate mother. Through the agency, she was paid to [...]

Why this girl didn’t speak at school until she was seven

Warren Fyfe

Ruweyda is seven years old and has only recently started talking in school. She suffers from a condition called selective mutism, a severe anxiety disorder that means she’s unable to speak in certain social situations. School used to be one of those places – until she started music therapy classes. Produced by Cebo Luthuli. Article [...]

Dying in prison: Two women’s stories

Warren Fyfe

Image caption Jessica Whitchurch The number of women who died in prison in England and Wales reached a record high of 22 last year, and more than half of them took their own lives, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen reported this week. “Behind the statistics are stories of avoidable tragedy,” says Deborah Coles, director [...]