Riding the wave of the menopause

Following the news that BBC presenter Kirsty Wark believes that women are still “shockingly ill-informed” about what the menopause actually is and how to deal with it – The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have launched a brand new information hub.

Menopause and health in later life is designed to link women to reliable information on a range of topics they have identified as being most important to them at this stage of life. This work has been led by the RCOG Women’s Network and in collaboration with doctors and other women’s health organisations including us here at The Eve Appeal, the British Menopause Society and Menopause Matters.

We, along with the RCOG, hope many of you will make use of information in the hub and feel better informed about your health and choices you have by visiting www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/menopause/

Kirsty Wark, BBC news presenter

“Every woman goes through the menopause but there is something about the word itself which has these negative connotations of ageing and atrophy,”

“In our youth-obsessed culture that is debilitating for women, even embarrassing.

“We are all living longer and the menopause is a feature of mid-life. It’s the start of a new chapter, so why the persistent taboo?” – Kirsty Wark on the menopause after a full-hysterectomy aged 47