Claire Surrey
Claire Surrey is pursuing an MSc in Health, Population and Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received a BA in Anthropology from McGill University in Canada, and has previously lived in the United States, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Panama and Thailand.

Entries by Claire Surrey

Sex and the Over-Fifties

(26) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 6:00 PM

The number of people over 50 living with HIV in the UK has sky-rocketed in the past decade from 3,644 in 2002 to 16,549 in 2011. More than 80% of British, Canadian and American adults between 50 and 90 are sexually active. With the risk of pregnancy sharply...

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Warm and Fuzzy Healing: Animal-Assisted Therapy in Hospitals and Communities

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2013 | 4:13 PM

The students of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut resumed classes on January 3, less than a month after the massacre that killed 20 of their fellow students and six staff members. At the newly refurbished school in a neighbouring town, administrators prepared for the students' return with stuffed toys,...

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That's a Wrap: Condoms, STIs and HBO's Girls

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Season one of HBO's raunchy and incisive TV series Girls wraps on Sky Atlantic this Monday. Produced by and starring 26 year-old Lena Dunham, Girls frankly examines twenty-something female friendships, body image, sex and--to borrow an oft-quoted line from its second episode--the "stuff that gets up around the sides of...

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William, Kate and Women's Health in Celebrity Media

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Monday's announcement that the royal couple is expecting their first child was quickly dampened by reports of the Duchess of Cambridge's hospitalisation for hyperemesis gravidarum, or acute morning sickness.

Although Victorian novelist Charlotte Brontë is rumoured to have died from hyperemesis gravidarum in 1855, the condition - which affects...

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