Genevieve Edwards
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Genevieve is the UK Communications Director for Marie Stopes International and has two decades experience in voluntary sector communications. She's worked on domestic and international briefs for organisations including Save the Children, NCH Action for Children and Terrence Higgins Trust where she was Executive Director of Communications, Fundraising & Health Improvement before joining MSI in April.

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Ten Things You Should Know About Anti-Abortion Protestors Before You Go for an Abortion

(0) Comments | Posted 30 March 2016 | (21:36)

all women everywhere

I wish I didn't have to write this piece, I really do. I wish you could walk into your appointment without hassle from people who don't want you to have an abortion, but the truth is, you probably won't.

Let's get...

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Why Abortion Is the UK's Most Controversial Postcode Lottery

(7) Comments | Posted 10 May 2014 | (00:00)

This week, like every other, about 20 women from Northern Ireland will travel to the mainland for an abortion. Unlike women in the rest of the UK, they are not entitled to have their procedure funded by the NHS so they'll have to pay for treatment themselves.

They come...

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Some Women Have More Than One Abortion - Why We Should Listen to Them, Not Blame Them

(23) Comments | Posted 30 April 2014 | (00:00)

I spoke with a young woman last week willing to share her remarkable story of growing up, of fertility, motherhood and abortion.

It was a story of misconceptions and missed opportunities to help her, made remarkable not because it was rare, but because women seldom feel able to talk...

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Why Older Isn't Wiser When It Comes to Our Sex Lives

(1) Comments | Posted 9 January 2014 | (23:00)

Risks are curious things. Some of us are paid to take them, some of us make careers out of quantifying them, but for the large part, most of us are hopeless at assessing the risks we take daily.

Anyone who's ever woken in a cold sweat remembering something that...

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Is This a Tipping Point in the Abortion Debate in Northern Ireland?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 November 2013 | (23:00)

Two weeks ago, I was in the Marie Stopes Clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where Dawn Purvis, director of the clinic, had been up since 4.30am doing media interviews to mark the clinic's first anniversary.

We'd opened the doors to the BBC's Good Morning Ulster breakfast show and...

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