Societal stigmas have cast a shadow of silence over menopause and how people experience it. As a result, there’s a lack of education and access to personalized information, a shortage of helpful tools on the market to manage symptoms, and almost no recognition of how menopause affects people in the workplace. We asked 1000 people about how menopause impacts their life and career experience, and the results speak for themselves.
1.2 billion people will be menopausal or postmenopausal by 2030. And 47 million enter the category every year.
Menopause isn’t just a “women’s issue.” When someone experiences menopause, their surroundings are also affected —including personal and work life. This is why everyone should be educated about what happens during this stage in someone’s life.
If we think about it, we’ve all met someone who is going through menopause — whether it’s a relative, spouse, colleague, or friend.
Because menopause remains taboo, there’s a sense of embarrassment and discomfort when discussing it openly. This aggravates the lack of knowledge and inhibits people from seeking help — making it hard to pinpoint symptoms, find treatment, and get mental health support.
Based on an average 100-year human life span, menopause and postmenopause take up a large percentage of someone’s life.
47% of people started having perimenopause/menopause symptoms from age 35 through 45