Professor Dame Sally Davies is England’s first female Chief Medical Officer, and one of her first calls was to increase the conversation around menopause in the workplace in an effort to make it less taboo.
“It is inexcusable that women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms should feel unable to discuss how they are feeling at work,” said Davies to The Telegraph.
But while Davies is championing the idea of opening the dialogue for women who suffer from menopause, one of BBC’s female presenters encouraged women to do the exact opposite. Jenni Murray went as far as to say that speaking about menopause with your boss was not something she encouraged, she instead encouraged women to “just get on with it” as she had.
As Miriam O’Reilly, a fellow BBC presenter with Murray, explains that Murray was in a unique position at work that allowed her the luxury of separating work and menopause when she felt necessary, most women are not afforded the same opportunity, which is why the conversation is so essential.
What do you think: Should conversations about menopause be brought into the workplace?
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