Manage episode 375573943 series 3398616
What if you could change your perspective and embrace menopause as a positive transition rather than dreading it?
Buckle up, as we, Sonya and Roma, challenge the fear-based narrative often associated with perimenopause and menopause, particularly on social media. We delve into the confusion caused by brands misusing the term 'peri' and the dire need to educate and inform women, especially in their mid to late 30s, about the onset of perimenopause.
We're not just stopping there; we're also standing up for better education and healthcare standards on women’s health, specifically around menopause and perimenopause.
We discuss the pressing need for enhanced training for GPs and clinicians and the establishment of national standards for information dissemination and education. Doing so, would provide women with reliable sources and eliminate the compulsion to rely on potentially misleading social media content.
In this final segment, we explore the cavernous gap in support and knowledge around managing menopause.
We pay tribute to the invaluable contributions of healthcare professionals like Dr Ginni Mansberg, Dr Kelly Teagle, Dr Louise Newson, and Dr Avrum Bluming in this field.
We discuss the impacts of the menopausal transition, the fear-based narratives often seen on social media, and the lack of options in education and regulation around menopause and perimenopause.
Join us as we discuss transforming fear into empowerment and reframing menopause as a positive life transition.
Roma van der Walt | Vitelle https://www.vitelle.co/
Sonya Lovell | Dear Menopause https://www.dearmenopause.au/
Monash University Menopause Information Sheet
Dr Avrum Bluming - Estrogen Matters
Dr Ginni Mansberg
Dr Kelly Teagle - WellFemme
Dr Louise Newson