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In April 2012 I hadn’t given menopause a second thought, I was only 45. Twelve months later I had become completely consumed by it.
Founder Diane Danzebrink has appeared on ITV’s Lorraine, Victoria Derbyshire on BBC2, ITN News at Ten , the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and many others relating to her experience of menopause
Approximately 13 million women in the U.K are either peri- or post menopausal. Symptoms can last up to 15 years. Over 60% of women experience symptoms resulting in behaviour changes. 1 in 4 women will experience severe debilitating symptoms. Read more of the facts here.
About the campaign
Too many women are suffering in silence and those that do seek help are often left frustrated and disappointed when medical professionals fail to recognise their menopausal symptoms or recognise their symptoms and either refuse to prescribe HRT or prescribe them incorrectly. Too many women are being told that menopause is just a natural phase of life and they will just have to get on with it. Natural it may be but I challenge anybody who has not experienced the debilitating effects that it can have to just get on with it! Equally demoralising for a woman already struggling with a host of symptoms is to be told that she must be depressed and despatched with a prescription for anti depressants. There is still much fear and confusion around the subject of hormone replacement therapy amongst both doctors and women and 67% of women recently surveyed said there was a general lack of support or advice for those going through menopause.
More than 60% of women experience menopausal symptoms
Approximately 38 per cent of women seek help from a GP
One quarter of those who visited a GP say the possibility of the symptoms being menopause related is missed
One third of women who visited a GP were not made aware of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
My local paper, the Leighton Buzzard Observer, has carried a news story about Menopause Support this week – click here to see the full story.
…so one of the most important menopause issues is around education, Diane Danzebrink has told the BBC. In an interview for the BBC World Service Business Daily, Diane said the subject is becoming a particular issue in the workplace where we are now seeing more women over 50.
My very grateful thanks to the amazing Jane Lewis who appeared on the Channel 5 news menopause special with me at the end of last year. Jane has asked me to share her story in the hope that it will help other women avoid the pain and distress of vaginal atrophy.
Diane Danzebrink has been working with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on ways to help women in the workplace who are struggling with menopause-related issues. “I’m delighted to have been invited to work with the TUC by recording a number of videos on raising awareness of menopause issues” Di said. “They are to be used Read more about Helping the TUC raise awareness of menopause in the workplace[…]
Diane was in Cirencester recently to lead an informative, interactive discussion on the menopause and its impact on a women’s life and work with Sarah Davies, Co-Founder of Talking Menopause. Topics discussed in the wide-ranging session included: – what the menopause is – main symptoms & how to recognise them – practical advice & guidance Read more about Cirencester talks menopause[…]
With colleagues from the Talking Menopause organisation, Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink was at the Devon and Cornwall Police HQ for a one-day conference of police and civilian officers. An audience of around 200 people took part in a session aimed at line managers and team leaders on how to treat menopausal women in the Read more about An arresting presentation on Menopause in Devon and Cornwall[…]
Women who have early menopause following a hysterectomy or other procedure can suffer mental and emotional fluctuations afterwards, Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink told a Scottish radio audience. Phoning into the breakfast programme on BBC Radio Scotland, Di said that some women in this position need to work through a loss and grief process. “You Read more about Huge mental and emotional fluctuations for some women following early menopause[…]
Diane and Dr. Louise Newson took part in a Radio 5 Live phone-in programme hosted by Nicky Campbell talking about menopause on Feb 13th. The programme heard from a number of menopausal women who discussed their own experiences. Di said later: “It’s fantastic that the broadcast media are taking the subject of menopause so seriously Read more about We join Radio 5 Live phone-in on Menopause[…]
If you would like to hear more and talk about menopause issues on a face to face basis, you may be interested in some upcoming events. Talking Menopause in Cirencester, Saturday 24th February Join us for an informative, interactive talk on the menopause and its impact on a women’s life and work with Sarah Davies, Read more about We are out and about somewhere near you soon![…]
The Daily Mail has criticised Nottinghamshire Police and a number of big companies for what the paper calls “Patronising and insulting” measures to help menopausal women. But the story – and particularly a quote from Sam Taylor, Editor of “The Lady” magazine – was described as “so disappointing” by Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink. Sam Read more about Disappointing views from the Daily Mail and the Editor of The Lady[…]