Newson Health Menopause Society marks World Menopause Day
Health professionals share hopes for future menopause care
Healthcare professionals and women have been sharing their hopes for the future in a video marking World Menopause Day.
The short film from Newson Health Menopause Society sees speakers sharing what they would like to see change in perimenopause and menopause care over the next decade.
Improved access to menopause treatment and support
Areas highlighted include improved access to treatment, more research into women’s health, greater awareness of the role of mental health in menopause, and better menopause education in schools.
Contributors include Ellie Waters, who experienced the menopause as a teenager after being diagnosed with cancer aged 14.
‘I hope there will be more menopause clinics and resources pumped into menopause care, so young women like me who are going through premature menopause aren’t having to wait on huge waiting lists to access the specialist support and treatment we need,’ she says.
Access to evidence-based menopause treatment
Newson Health Menopause Society chair, GP and Menopause Specialist Dr Louise Newson, also appears in the video.
She says she hopes that all women will be able to access individualised evidence-based treatment.
‘I hope that those women who want to have their hormones back are able to in a very easy, straightforward way,’ Dr Newson adds. Other contributors include Newson Health Menopause Society associates Dr Caoimhe Hartley, Menopause Specialist, Dr Sarah Ball, Menopause Specialist, Professor James Simon, Obstetrician-Gynaecologist, Deborah Thomas, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and Dr Ingrid Pinas, Menopause Specialist and Gynaecologist.
World Menopause Day aims to improve health and wellbeing
Held on every year on 18 October, World Menopause Day aims to raise awareness of the menopause and options to improve health and wellbeing for women in mid-life and beyond.
The theme for this year’s event is cognition and mental health.