Pharmacy’s central role in women’s health – including the menopause – must reflect a more modern, tailored approach

An estimated 13 million women in the UK are currently menopausal or postmenopausal, which is the equivalent of a third of the entire UK female population.

The menopause affects all women at some point in their lives, and with 50% of the population affected, updated research and education is needed to ensure women can find information and receive support. This represents a critical element of the government’s Women’s Health Strategy (WHS) as it focused on its ten-year ambitions.

The WHS was published by the government in August last year and included a spotlight on improving the menopause experience – from adding the menopause to the education curriculum to reducing stigma in future generations. It also focused on ensuring vital support for women experiencing the menopause in the workplace.

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