Journalist and presenter, Mariella Frostrup, joins Dr Louise Newson for an energetic discussion and a whistle-stop tour through current insights and reflections on the way society approaches the menopause. Mariella talks about why she is ‘still banging on’ about the menopause, why you needn’t be afraid of HRT, and why it’s time to stop the silence and shame that surround it.
In 2018, Mariella presented one of the first documentaries on the menopause and broke the taboo of celebrities speaking honestly about their own experiences. Mariella’s recent book, ‘Cracking the Menopause: While Keeping Yourself Together’, separates the myths from the reality and offers expertise, hope and advice for all affected by the peri/menopause.
Mariella’s 4 hopes to improve the experience of menopausal women:
- Knowledge is our armour; we each need be more informed individually so we can combat the myths and ignorance we will be faced with.
- We need a trained menopause professional in every GP practice in the land and an invitation from the NHS for every woman to come for an appointment before the average onset of perimenopause, to let her know what will happen and how she can get help.
- There should be menopause groups everywhere, so everyone can find support and we should all educate our daughters about it.
- We need to ensure women are supported in the workplace so they can remain the valuable and experienced team members that they are.
Find out more about Mariella’s work at http://www.mariellafrostrup.co.uk
‘Cracking the Menopause: While Keeping Yourself Together’ is published by Bluebird.