Katie O’Brien with baby Olivia: “I got such a scare, though, that I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to have children,” she says.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week is European Cervical Cancer Awareness. The aim of the week, which takes place from January 24th to 30th, is to raise awareness that cervical(...)

 Dr Andrew Rynne:  recalls that his “local parish priest called to my house. He seemed anxious to set me straight on the immorality of my behaviour. ‘Mutilation’, he muttered. I politely showed him the door.”

It may have been a long time coming, but World Vasectomy Day celebrates its first birthday today. In 2013, co-founders Jonathan Stack and Dr Doug Stei(...)