19 Jul “Menopause Revolution” goes global as Davina McCall joins Carolyn Harris MP and All-Party Parliamentary Group to launch campaign
TV Presenter Davina McCall joined Carolyn Harris MP and other members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Menopause as members kicked off their #MenopauseRevolution campaign to improve policy around Menopause.
Chaired by Carolyn Harris, Welsh Labour Deputy Leader and MP for Swansea East, the APPG aims to explore and assess current policy around Menopause in the workplace, amongst medical professionals and in education. The inquiry will also examine the impact Menopause is having on people’s daily lives and within society and families.
In the first session of the inquiry, which took place today, members heard from a range of women, including presenter McCall, who described their experiences of Menopause.
The launch was also attended by crew members from Australian TV show 60 Minutes, who are running a feature on the APPG and its campaign to improve policy around Menopause.
MPs from across political parties also took the “menopause revolution” message to the streets, with a photocall in front of the Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square, proudly holding their “menopause revolution” banners.
The APPG was founded by Carolyn Harris, who is also spearheading a Private Members Bill to make Hormone Replacement Therapy exempt from NHS prescription charges in England. Speaking about the launch of the inquiry, she said:
“I was delighted to have the opportunity to launch this important inquiry alongside so many colleagues today – and with interest already from the other side of the world!
“I know from my own experience that for too long, Menopause has been overlooked in so many policy areas, from the workplace to healthcare.
“This inquiry, and my Private Members’ Bill on Menopause alongside it, will aim to overhaul this and push for a Menopause Revolution to ensure those women going through Menopause will get the support they need and deserve.”