October marks Menopause Awareness Month. We’re putting the spotlight on key ways managers can support affected employees.
Menopause results from significant changes in the levels of a hormone called oestrogen. It generally happens between the ages of 45-55, averaging 51. It can also occur earlier, sometimes due to surgery or medical treatments.
Women, transwomen, and non-binary individuals can experience symptoms.
Why is it a problem?
Almost a million women have left their jobs because of menopausal symptoms. In contrast, others feel forced to take long-term work absences to manage symptoms.
Top 5 common symptoms
How can you help?
Though symptoms and struggles may not always seem obvious, you can improve employee comfort. Here are five ideas:
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