Each donation cycle typically harvests 18-20 eggs that can be used in future IVF treatment.
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Spain is the egg donation capital of Europe. We hear what is driving women to donate in this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The earthquake has damaged many homes in Ijjoukak village, near Marrakech, Morocco.
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A scholar who has been working in Marrakech writes about the artisan communities, which have maintained the city’s architectural rich heritage for generations and have been hit hard by the earthquake.
A moment for Spanish feminism.
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The nonconsensual kiss of team captain Jenni Hermoso has sparked a massive and instant rejection of machismo.
Social media ads encourage young women to donate their eggs. Here’s what that process is really like.
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As part of my research, I interviewed egg donors and doctors and also observed women in fertility clinics to get a better sense of what the process was actually like.
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The Balearic islands have passed a pioneering law protecting the well-being of present and future generations. Can it be successful?
‘For a peseta a drink you can dance all afternoon, even if you wear racket trousers, with a line-up of pretty girls’. Photograph by Contreras y Vilaseca illustrating a news item about dances in the magazine ‘Estampa’ of 31 July 1928.
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Let’s take a walk around Madrid a hundred years ago and meet the discotheques, pubs and unrestrained dancing of the roaring twenties.
Picture of the Spanish Congress of Deputies on Thursday 18 May.
Congreso de los Diputados
The general elections in Spain have left a confusing scenario in which party agreements will be the main protagonists.
Left or right: that will be the choice of Spanish voters in the early general elections on July 23, which could see a far-right party enter government.
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If the conservatives win the election and Vox holds the balance of power, the far right will take part in a governmental coalition for the first time since the consolidation of Spanish democracy.
Proclamation of the Second Republic in Spain. Crowds with banners and flags.
Archivo Baldomero y Aguayo, IPCE, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte
After the country’s municipal elections in May 2023, perceived as a plebiscite on the government, President Pedro Sánchez called for general elections.
Spanish history recounts the existence of various peripheral nationalisms (Catalan and Basque), while, in many cases, the existence of a Spanish nationalism of Castilian origin is ignored.
Some of our cultural conceptions of wine, including its authenticity, stem from the commercial nature of the product.
Wine has been a commercial product for 3,000 years. Paradoxically, many of the cultural ideas we have about wine today actually come from its commercial history.
Blistering temperatures are spreading across southern and eastern Europe.
Europe is gripped by a heatwave called Cerberus - it may be a sign of things to come.
Pamplona, Spain, summer 1926. L-R (at table): Gerald Murphy, Sara Murphy, Pauline Pfeiffer, Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Hemingway.
The Sanfermines were a popular but local Spanish fiesta… until Hemingway arrived.
The region of Castilla La Mancha has experienced severe drought conditions in recent years.
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Data centres and lithium mines have been proposed for depopulated regions of Spain.
Vinícius Júnior during the game between Valencia and Real Madrid which saw him receive racial abuse and a red card.
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The extent of the abuse suffered by Real Madrid’s Vinícius Júnior shows how enduringly unresponsive the country’s legal system, sporting officials and media have been.
Satellite image showing the lack of water in the Doñana National Park.
A recent study reveals that 59% of the ponds in Doñana have not been flooded since at least 2013. Water abstractions from the aquifer are one of the main reasons behind the demise of this iconic wetland.
Pedro Sánchez announcing that next general elections in Spain will be held the 23rd of July, 2023.
Regional elections in Spain and the success of the right has made Pedro Sánchez bring forward general elections to the 23rd of July.
Vinícius Júnior is making the point, but are soccer’s governing bosses getting it?
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Anti-racist programs and fines have failed to end racism in European soccer. Part of the problem is that Black players have little representation higher up the sport’s hierarchy.
The control of fire by humans probably developed gradually over thousands of years.
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Signs of controlled fire use from Spain are at least 50,000 years older than previous evidence.
Crowds of people next to the Cathedral of Santa María de Palma (Mallorca).
One out of every four litres of water used in the Balearic Archipelago is a result of tourism. In the municipalities with the highest number of tourist lodgings, related consumption exceeds 58%.