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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)
Di Danzebrink joined BBC Radio Northampton presenter Helen Blaby for a chat recently – Helen had her own run-in with menopause symptoms last year, she admitted.
Let’s start 2021 the way we mean to go on by continuing to call for good quality, evidence based menopause care for every woman available at the point of need.
Recently I chatted to GP and Menopause Specialist Dr Mandy Leonhardt about the importance of hormones. I highly recommend that you give this a watch if you want to understand more about hormones, health and menopause.
In this week’s episode of the Friday Five, podcaster Liz Earle shines a spotlight on the topic of vaginal atrophy. She chats to menopause campaigner, Diane Danzebrink, who explains some of the pelvic health conditions associated with menopause. From recurrent urinary tract infections, to vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy, Diane shares her advice for tackling these conditions.
‘When I embarked on my menopause journey, I may as well have been adrift in a popped dinghy, on a stormy sea surrounded by sharks, I had no hope, literally. I found myself thrown into the deep unknown with nowhere to turn for guidance and no one hearing me not even the professionals I saw”
I am absolutely thrilled to share the Menopause Support CIC and PMDDandMe CIC 2021 calendar.
“Thanks in large part to Diane Danzebrink and Rachel Weiss, my guests on this podcast, the menopause is covered more often in the media. But there is still a huge amount of ignorance as to what the symptoms are and how to cope with them.”
New guidance from the general medical council that comes into effect today could be very important to you. The General Medical Council (GMC) expects all doctors to follow their professional guidance and this tells doctors that they must respect patient choice – so if you have been struggling to get HRT or local oestrogen or Read more about Respecting your choice[…]