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 and narrative covered by the media came from male doctors and professors primarily writing for other male doctors.
What is occurring today is very different. Women’s voices are at the epicenter of this movement which is unearthing decades of silence.
The most up to date research points to Information, Understanding and Support, completely transforming the lived experience of menopause.
The story about this time in our lives can be so very different to the pervasive negative rhetoric and narratives which have contributed to the fear, shame, silence and denial.
As Elizabeth Lesser says in her book Cassandra Speaks…
“the truth is when women are the storytellers the human story does actually change”. Keep talking.