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Georgina Roberts Male contraceptive gel: Sexual health equality is a slippery slope

This pioneering birth control could redress the balance and see men sharing the burden of contraception, but it won’t hit shelves for another 10 years and until then it’s still uncharted territory, writes Georgina Roberts

How Unbelievable confronts television’s addiction to sexual violence

Netflix eight-parter is antidote to TV that exploits female trauma

Who is the greatest Rugby World Cup player of all time?

Over the next week, The Independent will release it's greatest 100 players in World Cup history, ranked according to our team of expert rugby writers

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Astonishing picture of hunting grey heron wins annual prize

Overall winner is announced alongside 15 individual category winners in awards that celebrate Britain's biodiversity

Bel Trew Netanyahu isn’t bluffing about his plans to annex the Jordan Valley

While the map he pointed to may have been hastily drawn up, the Israeli prime minister’s wish to make good on Trump’s loyalty is clear

How Unbelievable confronts TV’s addiction to sexual violence

The Netflix eight-parter is a necessary antidote to a wave of television that exploited female trauma for easy drama, writes Ed Power

15 best wedding gifts that are better than just giving cash

Step away from the irons and matching bath towel sets, we’ve got much better suggestions

10 best student cookbooks for simple, cheap and delicious meals

Being a student doesn’t have to mean instant noodles or beans on toast every night... with these recipes you’ll be able to enjoy the comforts of home at uni

London Fashion Week SS20: Designers deliver pagan princesses and punk

Preen presented Japanese-inspried Manga looks mixed with Scorcese references, while Simone Rocha put on a showstopping display of headdresses, bags and overcoats, writes Sarah Young

Former Welsh rugby captain reveals he is HIV postive

'When the doctor said those words... I immediately thought I was going to die.'

1.5 million in UK denied paid leave, matching hit from underpaid wages

‘Labour market violations remain far too common,’ says Lindsay Judge at Resolution Foundation