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21 Nov
Women have long been left to bear the responsibility of contraception. But more and more young men seem willing to share or even take on this burden. Some 37 percent of French men aged 18-30 would be prepared to use a free male contraceptive pill and 22 percent would agree to have a vasectomy, according to a recent study. Yet male contraception remains a taboo. The French medical community shares little information about existing methods, while scientific studies to broaden the spectrum of options are almost non-existent. Our team reports.
13 Jul 2021
A petition calling for the ban of the consumption of dog meat in Nigeria has garnered thousands of signatures online. Titled “Stop Nigeria’s Barbaric Dog Meat Industry,” the petition seeks a ban and shutdown of the dog meat trade industry in Nigeria.
21 Jun 2020
As protests against racial prejudice continue across the world, we look at how discrimination and xenophobia materialise in specific ways in France. We begin with a look back at the history of this French taboo. Next, we take a look at police violence and how some current and former officers have started speaking out. Lastly, we speak to activist and Professor Maboula Soumahoro, who looks at why language and republican ideals add an extra level of complexity to the issue.
5 Dec 2019
With Zambia imprisoning two men to 15 years for gay sex and Uganda detaining LGBQ+ activists, an African continent is a difficult place for homosexuals. Why is that?
17 Nov 2019
Springboks tackle taboos over testicular cancer
5 Jun 2019
Tiananmen, a Chinese taboo.
28 May 2019
Why is it taboo for women to enjoy sex?

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