UK Inquiry Report – Assessing the impacts of Menopause and the case for policy reform

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The APPG has undertaken an inquiry into the impacts of Menopause on UK women and families and the case for policy reform. On Wednesday 12th September, the APPG has now published its report setting out 13 key policy recommendations to support all those going through the menopause, and the families, friends and colleagues affected by it.

Carolyn Harris, Chair of the APPG on Menopause, said:

“We are beginning to feel the tide of change but the taboo around the menopause still prevails in all corners of society – in workplaces, within families and among friends, in education, and in the medical profession. Access to HRT remains a postcode lottery for women in the UK and there is a stark divide between those who can afford to seek treatment elsewhere, and those who cannot.

The consequences for those suffering with menopause symptoms who can’t get the right treatment can be severe – leading to the break down of personal relationships and jeopardising careers, with women being forced to take additional days off or leave work all together, putting their financial situations at risk.

Whilst the development of a Women’s Health Strategy was an opportunity to revolutionise access to menopause support and treatment for all, in its current form it has failed to address the multiple issues that women in the UK are facing. Change is vital and we urge the new Minister and Government to give the menopause the attention it is due and take forward the recommendations in our report for the sake of women across the country.”

Inquiry Report – Assessing the impacts of Menopause and the case for policy reform

 

 

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