This week I’ve spent a lot of time reviewing the position statement of the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) who make some great recommendations for supporting perimenopausal and menopausal women in the workplace. The following is taken from the article published in MATURITAS Sept 2021.
Worldwide, 657 million women are aged 45–59, and around half contribute to the labour force during their menopausal years.
The diversity of menopause experience and the effect of menopause on employment are shaped not only by symptoms but also by the physical and psychosocial characteristics of the workplace environment.
Menopause is now considered to be an important gender- and age-equality issue, and dealing with its consequences should be part of maintaining an inclusive work environment.
Retaining women in employment during their menopausal years will attract, develop and secure a workforce with valuable skills and talent and be cost effective for every workplace.
Education, support and acknowledging well being around the perimenopause and menopause is vital for all members of the workforce, irrespective of age, sex and position.