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According to a Mayo Clinic study published in May 2023, menopause costs American women an estimated 1.8 billion dollars in lost working time per year.  Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, increased depression and anxiety, pain, and many other symptoms affect work performance and reduce job satisfaction. And a 2022 article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that “around one-third of women reported moderate to severe difficulties coping at work because of menopausal symptoms”.
Although discussing menopause in the workplace has previously been taboo, times have changed. It is vital that employers like the University of Kentucky offer awareness and support since menopause symptoms can impact careers, with many women leaving their jobs, reducing their hours or passing up promotions because of their symptoms and lack of support in the workplace.

Empowering Menopause: A Holistic Well-being Journey is a comprehensive 5-week series designed to empower participants with the knowledge, research-based tools and support they need to navigate challenges, discover resources, and embrace the opportunities that menopause offers.

Each session will focus on a specific well-being area that can impact menopause and participants are encouraged to sign up for any (or all!) of the sessions.
In this first session, Understanding Menopause with Dr. Deidra Beshear, she'll demystify the physiological and hormonal changes that occur during all stages of menopause including hormone therapies, sexual health, and healthy aging.

This session will be delivered via Zoom!



Tuesday, February 27, 2024

9:00am - 10:00am