This past weekend I was part of an intimate menopause conversation with six other women ranging in age from thirty-something to sixty-something.
One woman asked “when will menopause stop being funny?”
Sure we laugh at the office about hot flash jokes and whirring fans; and sure we go to live theatre and laugh at the clever scripts artfully portrayed; and sure we laugh at the standup comics seeing the humour in our women troubles, because there is a lot of material.
But where are the serious conversations?
I’ll repeat the research statistics coming from the award-winning documentary Hot Flash Havoc:
1. Estrogen impacts over 400 functions in the female body.
2. 75% of menopausal women report issues around sex.
3. 1.9 billion women AND THEIR families are dealing with debilitating peri-menopause symptoms like mood swings and depression right now.
Not so funny really.