We offered a variety of support and education around menopause leading up to our company wide menopause coffee morning on the Wednesday 18th October 2023. We even offered a virtual event for our remote workers!
So what is the menopause?
The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. It’s a natural part of the ageing process and usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. In the UK the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.
What causes the menopause?
The menopause happens when a woman’s ovaries reduce their production of the hormone oestrogen and no longer release an egg each month. As women age and their store of eggs declines, ovulation, periods and pregnancies stop.
For more information: Menopause – NHS (www.nhs.uk)