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Perimenopause & Menopause

Information sessions

With 1 in 6 Canadian women, (approx 2.7 million), estimated to  reach menopause over the next decade, perimenopause is an issue that cannot be ignored. Going through perimenopause, with all the associated mental and physical symptoms that can be experienced is a huge and often very difficult transition.

 

Menopause is a fact of life - for women and their families, partners and sometimes managers and co-workers.

 

FACT: Everybody loves or at least knows a woman, who is experiencing perimenopausal symptoms, has been through menopause, or who is post-menopausal. 

For this reason alone, it's helpful for everyone to understand perimenopause and menopause. The symptoms of perimenopause can have a BIG impact on employees - on their physical, mental and emotional health. They can also impact those around them. No woman should be expected to 'just deal with it'.

 

  • Think policy - As an organization what do you need to know about perimenopause symptoms and how they may affect women in the workplace? 

  • How can you support your female employees as they transition through perimenopause and menopause?

  • Learn how and why these are KEY midlife transitions for women.

We get through perimenopause and menopause better when we are adequately informed. So, when we have the information to make decisions about our bodies and the options open to us we don't feel so isolated or trapped. It can be useful for managers to attend sessions so that they know how to support their staff

Example session

Overview of perimenopause & menopause

This session explains:

  • what it is - the time in which women experience menopausal symptoms but are still having periods. 

  • symptoms of perimenopause often start at around 45 years of age, but may start earlier.

  • an overview of how estrogen and progesterone work together to regulate the menstrual cycle and the production of eggs. 

  • why estrogen is important -   how it affects several different systems in the body (brain, skin, bones, heart and vagina)

  • the average age of the menopause is around 51 - 52 years, however this can be earlier for some  women.

  • what menopause is. (A woman is referred to as being menopausal when her last menstrual period was one year ago)

  • This session will also provide information about where to go for more help and resources such as where to find a specialist menopause practitioner  http://www.menopause.org/for-women/find-a-menopause-practitioner

All information is up to date and evidence informed.

Hand outs and copies of resources will be available to attendees.

Sessions will be adapted to meet your needs.

Costs are dependent on: number of attendees, length of seminar

(2 or 3 hours, half or full day).