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# menopause

Last month
October 2023
Women face higher costs than men in life, says minister at workplace menopause policy launch
The government is not opposing a motion for free HRT.
Menopause and the workplace: 'It's just as important as the mental health of employees'
Loretta Dignam of The Menopause Hub and Eimear Scully of Medical Supply Company outline what can be done by employers for women in menopause.
Survey finds over half of Irish women fear menopausal symptoms are damaging their relationships
The survey indicates that 93% of women do not believe the Government is doing enough to help menopausal women remain at work.
This year
Dr Caoimhe Hartley: 'We hear about menopause but perimenopause can be just as disruptive'
The menopause specialist looks at perimenopause and how symptoms creep up on many women.
GP: What is testosterone and who can it help in menopause?
GP Dr Karen Soffe looks at the use of testosterone as part of a hormone replacement protocol for women in menopause.
Extract: How to nourish your body while you go through menopause
Nutritional therapist Rachel Graham shares an extract from her new book, The Menopause Kitchen.
Dr Deirdre Lundy: Menopause may be 'natural' but that doesn't mean you have to put up with it
The sexual and reproductive health doctor addresses the myths around HRT and menopause and outlines what treatments are on offer.
'Still a long way to go' in removing stigma around menopause in Ireland
Dr Caoimhe Hartley told The Journal that Ireland is still not where it needs to be when it comes to women’s health.
Opinion: Menopause is a workplace issue - it must be addressed as such by employers
According to employment expert Katie Ridge BL, a culture shift regarding menopause is underway, although change is slow.
Last year
Half of women experiencing menopause view it as a negative experience
The survey found that the average woman in menopause experiences up to seven symptoms at any given time.
Pharmacist: HRT and supplements for menopause have greatly improved - there's no need to suffer
Pharmacist Oonagh O’Hagan says the culture of silence around menopause is almost gone and there are many choices now for women.
Davina McCall: All those menopause symptoms - it’s not your fault, it's the hormones
The TV presenter, campaigner and author shares an extract from her new book on menopause.
Call for zero VAT rate to be applied to HRT for women in menopause
The Department of Health has suggested that all non-oral medication on the HSE’s formal reimbursement list could benefit from a zero VAT rate.
Menopause in Ireland: "One of the things people say after treatment is, ‘Oh my God, I got myself back”
After decades in the shadows, the menopause is finally starting to get the attention it merits.
Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics
A total of six menopause clinics will be rolled out nationwide this year.
Call for better supports in Ireland as UK considers over-the-counter menopause treatments
In the UK, new legislation will also see the cost of repeat prescriptions cut.
All time
Donnelly announces establishment of Ireland's first centre for menopause
The centre will be located at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.
Opinion: Nutrition can empower women through menopause alongside medicine
Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch explains how diet and particularly sugar balance can help women cope with the changes of menopause.
Menopause workplace policy for businesses to be developed, says health minister
Women have recently shared their menopause experience on RTÉ’s Liveline.
Call for national awareness campaign on menopause after 'incredibly important' Liveline discussion
The Taoiseach said he supported the call and that the government “will act on driving on a progressive health policy for women’s health”.
Dr Deirdre Forde: Untreated menopause can be seismic for a woman, but help is at hand
The GP specialises in menopause and is urging women suffering to seek advice and assistance.
Two in five women who've experienced or are experiencing menopause think it's a taboo subject, research finds
Of those who don’t discuss their menopausal symptoms, 22% cite embarrassment as a factor.
A shortage of menopause drugs in Ireland is causing 'inconvenience and distress' for women
That’s according to the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Opinion: We need to talk about Menopause
When you’re ‘in menopause’, it’s time to stop and give yourself a wellness service, writes Barbara Edwards.
Channel 4 launches new policy to support workers experiencing menopause
New flexible working arrangements and menopause awareness briefings for management are to be introduced.
Menopausal hormone therapies linked to increase in breast cancer risk - study
The new study is the first to show that the risk of breast cancer remains elevated 10 years after treatment has stopped.
Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.
1 in 3 Irish women affected by pelvic floor dysfunction
The rise in the number of Irish women having Caesarean sections is not a result of women being “too posh to push” – there’s a hidden story that also impacts women’s choices around childbirth: pelvic floor dysfunction.