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The Impact of Menopause on Women at Work: A Fireside Chat

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August 29, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT

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An estimated 6,000 women in the United States reach menopause daily, with 51 being the average age. For many individuals, the hormonal changes that take place during the menopause transition are associated with physical and psychological symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood fluctuations, sleep disruptions, and cognitive challenges. These highly variable symptoms are commonly misdiagnosed, resulting in inappropriate management and disruption of day-to-day activities.

Menopause is a life stage that all women of a certain age will experience, and their impact on society has significant and far-reaching economic, social, and health care implications. With approximately 44% of women in the workforce being older than 45, menopause symptoms have been reported to affect up to 20% of the U.S. workforce. Increases in retirement age and life expectancy are putting a demand on workplace settings to recognize the impact of menopause on women’s health.

In recognition of Labor Rights Week, the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) hosted a webinar to discuss the challenges that women experiencing menopause symptoms face in the workplace and explore strategies that employers and supervisors can implement to improve workplace environments for midlife and postmenopausal women.


This event is free and open to the public.

 Follow the conversation on Twitter at @SWHR and at #SWHRtalksMenopause


August 29, 2023
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
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