Around 8 in 10 menopausal women are in work, 1 in 3 of the workforce are over 50, nearly half are women.
The majority of women are unwilling to disclose menopause-related problems to their line managers.
1 in 4 women going through the menopause considered leaving work because of their experiences.
Men should be aware too so they can support colleagues, friends and family. It’s not a women’s issue.
It’s time we could all talk about menopause openly. Everyone will be affected by menopause at some time.
The menopause is a stage in every woman’s life. The average age in the UK is 51.
But symptoms can start months or years earlier, naturally or as a result of surgery or illness.
1 in 100 women reach menopause before the age of 40, 1 in 1,000 women under 30 and 1 in 10,000 under 20.
Around 3 in 4 women experience menopause symptoms, 1 in 4 could experience serious symptoms.
For many women symptoms last between 4 and 8 years, and can be longer. Symptoms can change over time.
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