Posted: Saturday, May 20th, 2023

 

Ensuring menopause education is available to all communities is vital.

The concept of educating  women and girls on menopause is completely new. Ireland and the UK  are leading this massive cultural and societal change.

I was invited to address the Cork Deaf Association recently. Having ladies from their 20’s to the their 70’s provided great engagement.

Understanding that subtitles are of huge benefit across media to the deaf community was a real learning.

In talking to  women in the audience from Ukraine and Lithuania, it highlighted for me  the fact that Menopause continues to be shrouded in silence and shame in many countries. They were very grateful to have attended such an open forum for discussion on this subject.

In taboo subjects like menopause there can often be a dearth in information however this is now changing Ireland as we continue to bring more publicity to this life stage.

Many thanks to Mary O’Brien who organised this event and to Veronica and Suzanne for interpreting on the day.

The younger women in particular loved having the information and left  feeling positive and  confident in talking about menopause to their peers.

Lets keep talking

 

 

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