• Menopause

    22 January 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign.

    I agree that raising awareness of menopause and its signs and symptoms is vitally important. PSHE and Biology curriculums cover puberty in detail, but do not address the menopause stage to a similar level, meaning that many women go through the menopause with limited understanding of what to expect and what it means for them.

    I am heartened by the work of organisations like the International Menopause Society and Menopause Support to increase awareness and understanding about what women experience during this phase in their lives.

    I will continue to monitor progress on this matter.

    Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mel Stride MP

    MP for Central Devon