First, what is menopause?
Menopause is commonly known as the timeframe that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It’s diagnosed officially after you’ve gone 12 months without a period. Menopause occurs most commonly in women 40s or 50s but can happen earlier for some women.
Every woman – except for those who’ve had their ovaries removed before puberty – will go through menopause. That’s about half of the people on Earth! It is a natural part of aging, affecting women, some trans men, and non-binary people.
How does Menopause affect women?
Women need no reminder that common menopause symptoms, like insomnia, fatigue, and difficulty focusing, have a major impact on their daily life. Research has started to show that this also is impacting many women’s careers. Menopause presents itself generally during the timeframe when people move into senior roles that demand more time and responsibility. Women going through this stage of life shouldn’t have to change or leave their hard-earned careers because of a lack of support from employers, and the general community.
There are many ways in which workplaces can support female staff going through menopause. Offering valuable perks like flexible work hours, accepting menopause symptoms as a valid sick leave, and providing in-office resources for symptoms are all great starts to a more inclusive workspace.
Other ways to support women going through menopause:
- Peer networks — either in-person or virtual — in support of women going through menopause.
- Role adjustments – flexible working hours or technology.
- Better ventilation — by providing desk fans or using innovative interior/architecture design within the office space.
Doing nothing should never be an option. It’s time for the stigma around menopause to be lifted. Doing so will make the community and workforce a better place for everyone.
Why New Hope?
New Hope Fertility Center is home to world-renowned fertility specialists. We custom design fertility treatments for the individual to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. Our specialists believe in putting the patient first and being with them through every step of the fertility journey. Our team is well versed in helping women of all ages reach their fertility goals and we are passionate about educating, and supporting our patients throughout their journey. If you want compassionate fertility care, New Hope is the right place for you. Call us at (347) 970-8479 or schedule your initial consultation today!