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NAWP Spotlight launches to celebrate World Menopause Day

Today (Wednesday 18 October) is World Menopause Day, which aims to raise awareness of menopause and the support options available. To celebrate World Menopause Day, the PDA NAWP Network are launching the first NAWP Spotlight, which allows members to share their personal experiences of the issues that matter and how these issues impact them at work.

Wed 18th October 2023 The PDA

NAWP Spotlight will be a way to focus on important topics that mainly affect women and offer some support to women who are experiencing the same issues. It also supports women to open up about how they’re feeling, showing them that they’re not alone.

This NAWP Spotlight ‘Menopause Matters’ aims to help break the stigma around menopause and encourages employers to help women thrive at work. While the majority of women experience menopause in their lifetime, it is still a taboo subject for many. World Menopause Day, led by the International Menopause Society, aims to help tackle the stigma.

Menopause occurs when women stop menstruating for 12 months, due to reduced oestrogen levels. It usually happens around the age of 50, but the lead-up, known as perimenopause, can take up to 15 years. Everyone experiences menopause differently, but symptoms often include memory loss, hot flushes, and headaches. Menopause can also have an impact on cardiovascular health, which is why the theme for World Menopause Day 2023 is cardiovascular disease.

According to Nuffield Health Research, 13 million women in the UK are either peri- or post-menopausal, yet approximately two-thirds of women say there is a general lack of support and understanding. To help improve this, the PDA NAWP Network encourages pharmacists to download the below documents and share them with colleagues.

Download Menopause Matters

thumbnail of NAWP Spotlight – Menopause Matters

Download the menopause factsheet

thumbnail of Menopause NAWP factsheet

Learn more

Get involved

  • The next NAWP Spotlight will be about menstruation. If you would like to get involved, please email nawp@the-pda.org.
  • Join NAWP’s Facebook group here.
  • Follow NAWP on Instagram here.
  • Use #PDAnawp on all social media platforms to post on issues relevant to women pharmacists and to suggest recommended reading for allies of the network.
  • Join the WhatsApp group here.
  • Contact the committee by emailing nawp@the-pda.org
  • About NAWP

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