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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.
Three Campaign Aims:
To significantly improve menopause education amongst GP’s – far too many women are suffering as GP’s receive very little, if any menopause education during their training leaving them ill equipped to recognise and manage a phase of life that will directly affect at least 50% of the population.
To raise awareness within the workplace and for all employers to have menopause guidelines in place to be able to support women experiencing symptoms. Too many women feel unsupported at work and currently 1 in 10 leave the workplace due to menopause symptoms.
Already achieved: To introduce menopause education in to the PSHE curriculum for all teenage boys and girls. Every woman and man deserves to understand this phase of life. Far too many individuals and relationships suffer as a result of a lack of understanding of 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)
Yesterday I was in the beautiful county of Dorset with the lovely people at Dorset NHS CCG to deliver “Understanding Menopause-Your Questions Answered”. It was so encouraging to meet people within the organisation who are so passionate about raising menopause awareness and improving menopause education. Thank you to everyone for making me so welcome and Read more about Di heads to Dorset[…]
The next episode of the podcast “Menopause, The Good, the Bad and the Downright Sweaty” is out now. Sophie and I chat to Jane Lewis about the urinary and vaginal symptoms of menopause and why it’s so important they are diagnosed and managed correctly.
Earlier this week I sat down with my friend and colleague Dr Nighat Arif to talk about menopause and the cultural challenges that women face from the mainly Pakistani community where Nighat lives and works.
Understanding Menopause is coming to Solihull on the 30th of November. I will be joined by Jane Lewis (Author of “Me and My Menopausal Vagina”) to talk all things menopause and answer your questions.
Diane discusses all things sexual health and pleasure during and after menopause with expert Sam Evans, who is former nurse and co founder of Jo Divine, an online sex toy company.
We thought you would like to know that our “Good, the Bad and the Downright Sweaty” podcast series is now available on Apple Podcasts.
The lovely Lorraine Kelly has shown her support for the MMM campaign by recording this short video for us.
Friday was World Menopause Day and there was lots of campaign activity last week including a visit to Westminster to talk to MPs about the remaining aims of the campaign plus a feature for the campaign amongst the Mumsnet community and podcasts released on the Liz Earle Wellbeing and Megs Menopause websites, where I discussed Read more about Over 40,000 signatures in 48 hours![…]
Di took part in a podcast organised by celebrity menopause campaigner Meg Matthews recently to discuss all things menopause in the workplace – they were joined by Kate Nowicki, who is an Acas Area Director based in Nottingham.
Dawn Butler, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, has backed the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign. She told “The Voice” publication: : “I am pleased to support this vital campaign and its aims – because menopause does matter.