Around 75-80% of women of menopausal age are in work and nearly 1 in 3 of the workforce in the UK is over 50.
The majority of women are unwilling to disclose menopause-related health problems with their line managers.
One in 4 women currently going through the menopause had considered leaving work because of their experiences.
Menopause isn’t just an issue for women. Men should be aware too so they can support colleagues, friends and family.
It’s time to talk about menopause openly. This should not be a taboo subject, let’s talk about it.
The menopause is a natural stage of every woman’s life and they reach menopause on average at age 51.
It can be much earlier with symptoms starting months or years before menopause.
More than 3 out of 4 women experience menopause symptoms, 1 in 4 experience serious symptoms.
For many women symptoms usually can last between 4 and 8 years, and can be longer.