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Menopause conference celebrating menopause awareness month 2021

It was great to join a fantastic line up of expert speakers in the U.K.  on the 8th of October. As international menopause awareness day approaches on the 18th of October, menopause has become a hot topic this month as a result of increased media attention. Information and education transforms women’s experience of this phase […]

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Midlife, menopause and mental health

  Midlife women and mental health is a subject that has  received little  coverage to date. It was wonderful to see the collaboration between st Patricks mental health services and the national women’s council last week. The women’s mental health network organised a hugely subscribed seminar on line discussing menopause, mental health and midlife. Dr […]

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Fabulous After 50-Challenging Cultural Stereotypes

It is wonderful to join Mary Waring  https://marywaring.co.uk  on her  week long series on tackling midlife  stereotypes and smashing the taboo around menopause. Women  really need to have more and more open conversations like these as knowledge is transformative. Mute women shame  and menopause have been synonymous for decades. It is only by speaking out, […]

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Women as storytellers.

I have been researching menopause since 2017. What is interesting to observe in this timeframe, has to be the exponential growth in media coverage and in particular women’s voices in this space. Change is certainly occurring, driven by a grassroot women led movement with the U.K.  leading the way globally. Historically, most of the research […]

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