Di was interviewed on Kay Burley’s Sky News programme alongside former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton recently talking about their experiences of menopause.
“The discussion followed a recent article in the New York Times which dealt with educating women about the changes they can expect” Di said afterwards.
“It began “If only, on your 45th birthday, a doctor would sit you down, look you squarely in the eyes and say, “Here’s what’s going to happen: Eventually, your pubic hair is going to thin out everywhere but on the bikini line, exactly the opposite of what you’ve always wanted. The fat on your body will redistribute so that each of your thighs is the shape of Grimace, the McDonald’s blob monster. You will develop those wings of loose skin below your arms. You just will, no matter what you do. Also: Everything about your periods will change. They may become shorter, more frequent, more painful. And they’ll just get weirder until they desist.”
“The article is quite right – we don’t educate women,men, even our doctors about the menopause. And there is little awareness of the subject in the workplace.” Di added.