Collective Conversations Series ‘A Discussion on Black Menopause’

Monday 18 October 2021

World Menopause Day 2021 Join us at our first ‘Collective Conversation’, which will shine a light on the experiences of ‘Black Menopause’

 

What better day than World Menopause Day to launch the Menopause Inclusion Collective and host our first ‘Collective Conversation’, which will shine a light on the experiences of ‘Black Menopause’ – our panel of inspiring Menopause Advocates will be sharing their personal menopause experiences and insights, plus answering audience questions.

We are so pleased to be able to share with you the experiences of

  • Nina Kuypers Black Women in Menopause
  • Anita Powell Black Menopause and Beyond
  • Kylee Parker Esse Wellbeing

Panel Member Nina Kuypers spoke at the Menopause All Party Parliamentary Group in July this year, here’s a snippet of her contribution…

“Black people are being diagnosed with menopause-related illnesses such as depression and diabetes. Menopause is not considered and it’s therefore no coincidence that menopausal black people are diagnosed with of certain chronic diseases.

The biology is the same, but most studies have not included marginalised populations such as black people – the last study in the UK was 2007. The sample consisted of 22 women aged 45 to 61 from a range of minority ethnic groups in Northampton. Only four identified as Black British.

There are other factors as well as the biological perspective. The assumption is we are all the same, just as many people believe that menopause is the same for all those who go through it.We need to recognise that black people face considerable amounts of discrimination in every area of our lives and that bleeds into and informs our experiences of healthcare.

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