Menopause Workplace Resource Guide for Women


Published 3/6/24
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Over half (57%) of all women in the United States work, and more than 75% of women work throughout their menopause transition (which is typically in their 40s and 50s) and for years postmenopause. The timing of the menopause transition often overlaps with key career growth years for many women, as they may pursue management or senior leadership positions.

Regardless of their career goals, data shows that menopause can have far-reaching impacts on a woman’s career-related decisions: one in four women considered not pursuing or did not pursue a leadership opportunity due to the impacts of menopause; one in three women considered reducing or reduced their workload; and two in five women considered finding or found a new job, all according to the Employee Perspectives and Challenges Concerning the Transition of Menopause (EMPACT Menopause) Study. But menopause symptoms do not have to be a barrier to your work.

The Menopause Workplace Resource Guide for Women was created by the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) to support women in the workplace as they go through the menopause transition.

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Read more about the Menopause Guide for Women on the SWHR blog.

Also Check Out the Menopause Workplace Resource Guide for Managers

Employers are responsible for creating and maintaining a conducive and healthy work environment for all employees, including those experiencing menopause.

The Menopause Workplace Resource Guide for Managers was created by the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) to support employers and managers in understanding the menopause transition and fostering menopause-friendly workplaces.

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What’s in the Guide?

Menopause 101

Menopause At Work

Working Through the Menopause Transition

Menopause-Friendly Workplace Accommodations

Crucial Conversations About Menopause

Do you have a menopause story to share?

How has the menopause transition impacted your wellness at work? SWHR wants to hear from you. Your women’s health story may help educate and inform others going through a similar experience. Learn more about how to share your story online here.

Print Your Own “Supporting the Menopause Journey in the Workplace” Poster!

Having conversations about menopause with coworkers and peers is a vital step toward breaking down barriers, creating a supportive workplace culture, and normalizing discussing menopause experiences. This poster can be printed and placed in an office breakroom or bathroom to increase awareness about menopause in the workplace and help start conversations about menopause at work!

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Explore the Employee Perspectives and Challenges Concerning the Transition of Menopause (EMPACT Menopause) Study

EMPACT Menopause Study Bulletin

The SWHR Employee Perspectives and Challenges Concerning the Transition of Menopause (EMPACT Menopause) Study aims to better understand the workplace experiences of individuals who have entered or completed the menopause transition, as well as their coworkers and employers.

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This document is intended to serve as an educational and informative resource and is not intended or implied to serve as a substitute for medical or professional advice. The Society for Women’s Health Research does not make medical, diagnosis, or treatment recommendations, nor does it endorse or promote specific screening or diagnostic tests. Patients and consumers should confirm information and consult a professional health care provider to determine individual needs. The Society will not be liable for any direct, indirect, or other damages arising therefrom.

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Support for this educational program has been provided by Astellas Pharma, Bayer, Nutrafol, and Pfizer. SWHR maintains independence and editorial control over program development, content, and work products.

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