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Menopause Stories From Black Women and the Doctors Who Listen to Them

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November 16, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Did you know Black women enter menopause earlier and have longer lasting, more intense menopause symptoms? More hot flashes and night sweats (lasting up to 7-10 years), worse sleep, more clinical depression, increased hypertension—all with a greater impact on their lives.

Unfortunately, your doctor may not know these facts either. Black women are the least likely to leave their doctor’s office with a prescription for hormone therapy or another effective treatment.

What will it take for doctors, researchers, the media—indeed, all of us—to take seriously the menopause and midlife health care needs of Black women?

Host Dr. Sharon Malone, and panelists Rachel HughesDr. Sameena Rahman, and Kamili Wilson, can offer some answers. Wearing their hats as doctors, menopause educators/advocates, and women seeking answers themselves, they will discuss their journeys to receiving the menopause care they needed, and how they are paying it forward to other Black women in midlife and beyond.