menopause month, menopause day, but where's the menopause study! - Ellen Dolgen

menopause month, menopause day, but where’s the menopause study!

menopause month, menopause day, aging, menopause, perimenopause, getting old, shmirshky, women, studies, WHI, National Menopause Month

This month, the ORWH (Office of Research of Women’s Health) joins the NAMS (North American Menopause Society) in recognizing September as National Menopause Awareness Month.  I love the idea of having a whole month of menopause awareness! We definitely need to break the silence and taboo associated with perimenopause and menopause.  I conducted my own little survey among the sisterhood and no one was at all aware of National Menopause Awareness Month, but they are now!

Congress pushed for the WHI study, because they wanted us to have more accurate information to “enhance women’s health at menopause and beyond.”  I am ready to become more aware. Where’s the info? We need a new 8-10 year study of 20,000 age appropriate women who have symptoms! We need to be studying the HRT that women are taking today –   things like transdermal and oral estradiol. This study could possibly cost 200 – 300 million dollars – no I am not kidding.  I know this is huge for the NIH (National Institute of Health), but it’s worth it!

The Internet is flooded with all kinds of articles, studies, and advertising about menopause.  You can read all the conflicting studies until you are in post menopause and you have a pounding headache. I don’t think we need to develop a “menses” survey to know we have millions of shmirshkies in this country that are suffering and confused about their options – yearning for a bitchless, sticky note free, orgasmic, restful, thinner, hot flash free day!

October 18th is designated World Menopause Day by the WHO (World Health Organization).  There is no need to find a costume for this, it is not celebrated with a parade (I already checked with Macy’s) and unfortunately we still have to go to work (it’s not a bank holiday – I checked that too).

How are you going to celebrate? How about write your congressmen and start demanding a new study!  Our congress is right….we need to become more aware.  We need more dollars dedicated to women’s health – a special month or day is a good start, but it’s all about the benjamins baby!

Share:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To MENOPAUSE MONDAYS® Blog

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.

Social Media

Categories

On Key

Related Posts

Is There a Menopause Education Gap??

By now, we all (hopefully!!) know about the gender wage gap. “Equal Pay for Equal Work!” An infamous rallying cry became a movement’s slogan and entered our lives as a common phrase. But the wage gap was introduced in the 1860s… *cough* sorry, just typing that feels dusty… and it’s still not filled!!!!!!!!!!! It’s about

Birth Control and Menopause

If your cycle has been harder to keep up with than a spin class, you have intolerable menstrual cramps, or you are trying to prevent unwanted pregnancies… chances are you’re no stranger to birth control! For many women, birth control plays a leading role in their bodies’ performance– whether for pain or pleasure. So, what

My Recipe for the Best Thanksgiving Ever!

For this special edition of Menopause Mondays, let’s focus on how YOU can celebrate the day.  You may spend hours obsessing over the turkey today, but hey, let’s keep the cooking tips in the kitchen – stuffing a turkey with apples and oranges is great but definitely not a remedy for other kinds of moisture

family in kitchen cooking Thanksgiving dinner

Turning Hot Flashes into Thanksgiving Turkey Triumphs!

Welcome to another Menopause Mondays® , where we’re turning up the heat, quite literally, as we explore the unique connection between hot flashes and cooking Thanksgiving turkey. Today, we’re serving up three tips to help you master the art of managing hot flashes while keeping your turkey perfectly juicy this holiday season. Tip 1: The

WordPress PopUp Plugin
Scroll to Top

If you want to educate your employees, colleagues, or friends about menopause, look no further!

Share via
Copy link