The government and employers need to do more to support menopausal women to remain in work, says Carolyn Harris MP.

If anyone was still in doubt, the #MenopauseRevolution is truly upon us.

Thanks to the support of colleagues from all parties across both Houses of Parliament, and the businesses, organisations and hundreds of Menopause Warriors campaigning with us, huge strides have been made in our campaign in six months alone.

The need to vastly improve support and visibility of menopause is now firmly on the political and public agenda, and I’m so proud of how far we’ve come in that short time. Until now there has been next to no attention given to the devastating effects it can have.

Through a momentous effort by all those involved, the government recently announced it would reduce the cost of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) prescriptions to just one annual payment, set up a Menopause Task Force in government co-chaired by myself, and make menopause a core priority in the upcoming Women’s Health Strategy. It wasn’t an easy road to get here, but I welcome the government’s decision to work with us and do the right thing for everyone affected by the menopause.


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