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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Ending the stigma of miscarriage: Why do people shy away from talking publicly about it?” – below is their description.
It’s a social taboo; very few people talk openly about it and yet around one in four women will experience a miscarriage. In a special edition focusing on reproductive health, we look at how to end the stigma surrounding the issue. Annette Young also talks to Finnish journalist, Pihla Hintikka, who has written a feminist guide to pregnancy, on why there is such a problem with people talking about their experiences. Plus the ongoing problem of obstetric abuse with women now speaking out about procedures given to them without their consent.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks. The main signs of a miscarriage include vaginal bleeding, followed by cramping and pain.
Miscarriage Support Services
If you’ve been affected by miscarriage and need someone to talk to, here are a number of services:
- Miscarriage Association 01924 200799
- SANDS firstname.lastname@example.org 0808 164 3332
- Tommy’s 0800 0147 800