Great Menopause Resource - and Women and Work

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Full of good information and resources...Interesting, from my web searches I am finding that more seems to have been done about menopause from a government and public policy standpoint in the UK than US. Sadly, here in the U.S., I feel there is still so much ageism against women here because of cultural ideals... menopause I feel is a very taboo subject here...

I particularly liked the part where it talks about menopausal women and work. My boss, and the women I work with, are all in their early 40s. They don't want to accept the fact that they are only a few years away...and therefore, no, I do not feel comfortable talking about my experiences to my female friends at work even though it probably would help my boss understand better why I'm struggling. One of my co-workers is 48 and seems completely terrified by the thought.

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    sounds like your coworkers need to grow up. they have a problem not u. your reactions to your symptoms are normal.

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    Peri can start from age 40 and afterwards. Some ladies start to have meno symptoms earlier, so I guess that there is such a denial that we are not fertile anymore!

    We tend to confused meno with old age, that was my worst fear but after a lot of reading I think that age ages us and not meno. I see ladies at their 50s who have their period and look much older and ladies in meno who look younger.

    I think that meno is still a taboo subject for the majority of us!

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