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Sophie Carrigill, Tampons in China, ADHD in Women

Sophie Carrigill, Tampons in China, ADHD in Women

Chinese Olympic swimming star Fu Yuanhui became a talking point on-line last weekend for breaking a sporting taboo and talking about periods and the use of tampons, which are not widely used in China for cultural reasons. This month an electrical engineer plans to launch China's first domestic tampon brand, but will it be difficult to persuade Chinese women to stop using sanitary pads? Beijing based journalist Hannah Gardner has been following the story.

Team GB is having great success at the Olympics and we still have the Paralympics to look forward to. Jane speaks to Sophie Carrigill, the co-captain of the Team GB wheelchair basketball team, about her hopes for the games before she jets off to Rio.

Marshall Hall saved more people than any other barrister from the hangman's noose. In an age before the internet and Twitter, he was a bona fide Edwardian celebrity and a great champion of women in court. Sally Smith QC, a barrister herself, has written a new biography about the man dubb