In May 2019, BBC Breakfast spent a whole week talking about menopause. This included meeting women, healthcare professionals and employers to discuss the impact of menopause on the lives of women.
Just a few years ago, this would not have happened. Menopause was a secret from all but those going through it. It was hardly discussed between women, let only in public or at work.
Yet, all women who live long enough will experience menopause, some even in their 30s or younger! With women over 50 being the fastest growing group in the workplace, it is becoming increasingly significant to everyone, not just women.
The change in conversation has been driven mainly by women, wanting menopause to be more widely understood and treated as the natural life event that it is.