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More on the vasectomy

3 days later, I still feel as if someone has gripped my balls and given them a hard twist. I am not in pain exactly – more of a dull ache, really. As a result, I feel a little nauseus. I think it is getting better, but more slowly than I would like. The actual … Continue reading More on the vasectomy

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I had a vasectomy today

Today I had a vasectomy. I realise that this is relatively unusual for a man of only 36 with no children. But I have absolutely no doubt, and nor does my partner, that we do not want to have children, so I regard the risk of wanting to reverse it as, effectively, zero. Why? My … Continue reading I had a vasectomy today

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Abortion: why the 24 week rule is absurd

The Reverend Joanne Jepson has been given permission to seek a judicial review of the decision by West Mercia Police not to prosecute a woman who had an abortion of a foetus that would have been born with a cleft palate. The current abortion law in England is the 1967 Abortion Act, as amended in … Continue reading Abortion: why the 24 week rule is absurd

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The myth of intellectual property rights

Thirteen million people died last year of curable diseases. Of these, three million children died from diseases that are preventable with currently available vaccines (see GAVI). This is 35,000 people every day – seven times as many deaths each day as died in the attack on the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001. The … Continue reading The myth of intellectual property rights

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Why this blog?

I guess my first blog should explain why I’m doing this. That way I (and you) can look back to see whether my expectations have been met. Is this just an electronic form of vanity publishing? I was impressed by a piece in the Observer by John Naughton which explained by blogging has been so … Continue reading Why this blog?

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