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Peter Boylan in conversation with Roisin Ingle

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A talk with Peter Boylan, former Master at of the National Maternity Hospital and author of the book 'In The Shadow of The Eighth'

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In the Shadow of the Eighth is the story of Peter Boylan's life in medicine. Having realised as a young doctor that Irish women's reproductive lives were shaped by church and state, particularly by the Eighth Amendment, Boylan vowed to do what he could to change things. Throughout his forty year career, seven of these as Master of the National Maternity Hospital, Boylan has remained calm, measured and steadfast. As an obstetrician, he has attended the births of more than 6,000 babies and has seen women and families at their most vulnerable, their most joyous, and sometimes their most heart-broken. This memoir is at once a revealing behind-the-scenes insight into what it's like trying to make change happen and a fascinating, vital and encouraging portrait of a society in transition.

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