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'Women know nothing about menopause, then it hits them over the head like a ton of bricks'


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Dr Barbie Taylor, aka the Menopause Doctor, is a retired gynaecologist on a mission to change the world's perception of menopause. Photo: Dailey Hubbard

Dr Barbie Taylor, aka the Menopause Doctor, is a retired gynaecologist on a mission to change the world's perception of menopause. Photo: Dailey Hubbard

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Dr Barbie Taylor, aka the Menopause Doctor, is a retired gynaecologist on a mission to change the world's perception of menopause. Photo: Dailey Hubbard

Not only do we not talk nearly enough about menopause - something that affects half the people on the planet, with menopausal women the fastest growing demographic section in the world - but most of the conversations we do have, are misplaced. We spend too much time talking about HRT versus no HRT, about breast cancer risks, even debating whether or not menopause is a 'Thing'.

In fact, we should be talking about heart health, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's. We should be talking, at a most fundamental level, about what is a significant health occurrence, one that now, because of rising life-expectancy, comes roughly mid-way through a woman's life, and that will have a considerable impact on physical and mental wellbeing.


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