We constantly talk about the menopause as being stigmatised, without really discussing how stigmas are created, why there is a stigma around the menopause, and how it can be undone. But first, let’s explore what a stigma really is.
It’s not an exaggeration in the slightest: the menopause can seriously impact work life and it is not being talked about sufficiently. The first in our series of articles explores the issues surrounding the topic.
For many women experiencing menopause symptoms, antidepressants are NOT the answer. Dr Louise Newson ran a survey and found more than half of the women she had spoken to had been offered antidepressants by their GP. Why do so many GPs prescribe them?