We need to change the change
13 million women are going through or in menopause. That’s one third of the female population of the UK. Many women go through menopause without difficulty.
Menopause isn’t a disease. But the physical effects of menopausal symptoms, including insomnia, severe hot flushes, migraines, mood disturbance and urogenital symptoms, can have a significant impact on a woman’s ability to function at work and at home. For some women, these problem symptoms continue for up to 15 years. And the physical changes that occur during and after menopause mean that women face an increased risk of conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. For the one in four women who experience problems, help is frequently hard to find.
Our network has three priorities: