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# menopause

This year
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.
# Women's Health
'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
# Survey
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.
# 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.
# The Change
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.
# Women's Health
Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics
A total of six menopause clinics will be rolled out nationwide this year.
# menopause
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
# menopause
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.
# supporting women
Menopause workplace policy for businesses to be developed, says health minister
Women have recently shared their menopause experience on RTÉ’s Liveline.
# Women's Health
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.
# Study
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.
# Working Conditions
Channel 4 launches new policy to support workers experiencing menopause
New flexible working arrangements and menopause awareness briefings for management are to be introduced.
# The Lancet
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.
# Health
Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.
# Childbirth
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.