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The ‘change’ in attitudes to menopause is welcome – but it’s now wrongly viewed as a disease

Mary Kenny


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Birgitte Nyborg, played by Sidse Babett Knudsen, is going through the menopause in the hit Danish series Borgen. Photo: Mike Kollöffel

Birgitte Nyborg, played by Sidse Babett Knudsen, is going through the menopause in the hit Danish series Borgen. Photo: Mike Kollöffel

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Birgitte Nyborg, played by Sidse Babett Knudsen, is going through the menopause in the hit Danish series Borgen. Photo: Mike Kollöffel

When I was in my 20s, my aunt called me “disgraceful” for using the word “menopause” in mixed company.

OK, that’s going back a few years, but there are plenty of mature women around who still remember a time when the word “menopause” was unutterable in public.


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