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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 publishes regular video blogs about all aspects of menopause – click here to see her in conversation with both professional and patient experts.
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)
This dropped into my inbox on Saturday and it moved me to tears. Claire’s donation and message made me cry partly because of her generosity but mainly out of frustration because we should not be in a situation where women have to rely on support groups and services to get the help they need to save their lives which are being blighted by menopause symptoms.
My latest Instagram Live, this time with Jocelyn talking about her experience of painful hysteroscopy and why she now campaigns to ensure others don’t have her experience. She shares some top tips too if you are going for a hysteroscopy examination soon.
Join us for a catch up and hear all about Menopause Support’s exciting news!
Recently I spoke with the lovely Karen Kenning, who I met when she reached out for support on social media. At the time I knew that she needed help to optimise her HRT, but I didn’t know that she had been struggling with symptoms for over 17 years since her hysterectomy.
Women have been disgracefully failed and you should be angry because this arrogant attitude still affects all areas of women’s health. ‘An arrogant culture in which serious medical complications were dismissed as “women’s problems” contributed to a string of healthcare scandals over several decades, an inquiry ordered by the government has found’ Review into vaginal Read more about You should be angry[…]
Now we need your help too. This morning I launched our very first fundraising campaign, If you have ever received any help, support or information via this website or via our group please consider contributing whatever you can. Your support will help us to ensure better education, information and support for the future.
I am delighted to announce that the passion project that started out of pure frustration and the desire to ensure things change in the world of menopause is now officially a community interest company.
Imagine your Doctor is saying this to you….
If you or somebody you know has been refused treatment you can find your nearest NHS menopause clinic by going to the British Menopause Society website. There are not nearly enough clinics and you may have to travel too but they are there.
Diane took part in a “Your Next Episode”, a podcast on hormones and mental health produced by birth educator and menopause expert Louise Daniels – you can listen to it on Apple Podcasts.