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menopause
menopause featured
25
Jun

My menopause vs. my career

The current retirement age for a woman in the UK is 65, with the government planning to increase it to 67 over the next ten years. This means that a woman might spend as much as 15 menopausal years in the office, with a further 10 peri-menopausal years before that! Bearing in mind that this...
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menopause featured
08
May

Menopause in the workplace

Article provided by Wellbeing of Women What is the menopause? The menopause is a natural part of ageing for women that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, with the average age being 51 in the UK. The menopause is defined by the lack of a period for 12 months or more. Periods...
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21
Jun

Change the conversation | Workplace attitudes towards menopause

While more and more is being done to combat menopause discrimination in the workplace, the fact remains that it still happens daily. Countless working women going through ‘the change’ are facing hideous attitudes at their job, suffering in silence while symptoms wreck havoc on their bodies and confidence. Is it any wonder women feel self-conscious...
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menopause woman
18
May

Employers can profit from menopause

The Pharmaceutical Industry must be rubbing their hands together in glee counting the number of media column inches and air time recently being devoted to menopause. Not too surprising, for every positive mention, or endorsement of one of their products, sales increase significantly swelling their profits.  What is less certain, and probably doubtful, is whether...
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07
Aug

Menopausal women should be allowed desk fans, concludes government report

Offices should be installing desk fans to help women through the menopause, a government report has concluded. The report from the Government Equalities Office, found that many menopausal women struggle in traditional office environments. Some women find their menopausal symptoms to debilitating that they are forced to reduce their hours or quit their job completely....
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Carol Vorderman
10
May

Carol Vorderman reveals her battle with depression during menopause

Carol Vorderman spoke out on Wednesday about her battle with depression whilst going through the menopause.    Opening up on ITV’s Lorraine, the Countdown presenter explained how the changes in her hormones led to thoughts of suicide. Vorderman explained that depression was the only symptom of the menopause she experienced, saying: “I was powering on...
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menopause
15
Mar

Gillian Anderson opens up about menopause: ‘We need to have these conversations openly and without shame’

Actress Gillian Anderson, alongside her friend and journalist Jennifer Nadel, candidly spoke about menopause for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. The interview was inspired by the twosome’s new book, We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, which encourages women to open up about their struggles. In the article, the women describe the side effects of menopause, including...
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ITV Tonight's menopause survey
28
Oct

Take part in ITV Tonight’s Menopause survey

ITV’s Tonight is currently making a programme on the menopause and needs your help in finding out women’s different experiences.  Julie Etchingham will be speaking to women going through the change, their partners and families to break the silence around the menopause. As part of the research for the programme, Tonight is anonymously surveying menopausal...
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