EGA Institute for Women's Health


Plans for UK's first menopause education programme launched by UCL academics

21 August 2023

Britain's first menopause education programme launched by experts in bid to help women understand the changes to their bodies as research suggests 90% were never taught about it at school

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Research suggests that more than 90 per cent of women were never taught about the menopause at school, while nearly two-thirds only started looking for information when symptoms had begun.  A campaign launched by the Daily Mail last year called for more women to be made aware of treatment options.  Now a team from University College London, lead by Professor Joyce Harper (EGA Institute of Women's Health) , Dr Shema Tariqu (UCL Institute for Global Health) and Dr Nicky Keay are designing a course intended to do just that.  For full details please see - UCL news and Read: Daily MailIndependent, Evening Standard, The Herald (Scotland), Sun, ITV News London (from 16mins 10 secs), BBC Radio London ‘Salma El-Wardany’ (from 1 hour 23 mins 40 secs)