Here you will find links to videos, podcasts and FAQs, template letters, guides and other resources to assist you.
Recently Diane recorded a video with leading menopause and PMS expert Nick Panay.
For those of you who are not familiar with Nick, he leads the NHS menopause clinics at Chelsea and Westminster and Queen Charlotte’s Hospitals in London and his own clinic called Hormone Health. He is a former chair of the British Menopause Society, lectures widely on the subject and is involved with ongoing research on menopause.
“I spoke to him for over an hour asking him to clarify many of the common issues that come up in our support group everyday, particularly around barriers to treatment. We discussed the role of oestrogen in brain health, why testosterone should be offered to more women, why some women are intolerant to progesterone, HRT and Thyroid medication and why the management of the vaginal and urinary symptoms of menopause can and should be managed for life.
“I wanted to record this to get some clear answers on some of the issues but also for you to be able to share with your GP’s if they are reluctant to prescribe HRT for you or simply don’t feel well informed enough to do so.
“I really hope that it will help you to get the help and treatment that you deserve from your GP but will also help your GP to feel more informed and confident about menopause care too.”
In a recent video Di chats with Dr Anand Patel, a GP with a special interest in men’s physical, mental and sexual health. Anand is a fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine and teaches trainee doctors about sexual function.
As some of you know I record a podcast with my lovely friend and fellow surgical menopause sister Sophie. The regular podcast – The Good, The Bad & The Downright Sweaty – is available on Apple Podcasts or the Podbean app. You can see all of our podcasts here.
FAQs, Guides and other resources
Go here to download letter templates for your doctor or MP and check out our guides to various menopause subjects, including:
Frequently asked questions about HRT and menopause
FAQs about Oestrogen and Progesterone
Preparing for your Smear Test
Understanding Vaginal Atrophy or G.S.M
The Psychological Impact Of Menopause
Try our Menopause Symptom Checker
Ten Things your Doctor should know about Menopause
Getting the most out of your doctor’s appointment
Understanding Menopause for Partners
Menopause is the new Black