Menopause: The challenge of coping at work
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Menopause: The challenge of coping at work

Erin Dean Freelance health journalist

Employers have been slow to recognise the need to support nurses struggling with menopausal symptoms – but there are plenty of things they can do to help

The average age of the menopause for women in the UK is 51. More than 309,000 nurses and midwives – that’s 45% of the UK register – are aged between 41 and 55, putting them squarely in the age group for experiencing the wide range of symptoms the menopause can cause.

Nursing Standard. 33, 3, 54-56. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.3.54.s28

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