A better menopause for everyone
We won’t dance around the issue. Like most things in life, the menopause does not impact us all equally.
Yet with 13 million of us somewhere on the journey in the UK alone right now, the menopause is barely talked about.
Our personal experience will be shaped by a lot of things – our age, health, genetics and culture to name a few.
We want GEN M to be a useful source of information, regardless of gender, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, age or ability.
We’ve tried to find out what we can, where we can. But there’s a long way to go.
- Much of the information, the products and research out there is focused on Western, middle-aged, straight, white women
- Our digging on how the menopause affects different ethnicities turned up a few studies which seemed to suggest black women were more likely to experience symptoms and for longer, while Asian women were least affected
- We know the menopause isn’t just an issue for women either, but for trans and non-binary people. Again, where we’ve found information we’ve shared it – like the fact testosterone treatments for transmen with female reproductive systems should minimise or even stop most symptoms
- There’s minimal awareness of women entering menopause early, either naturally or due to it being medically-induced by surgery or chemotherapy
- And almost nothing out there on managing the perimenopause and menopause alongside a disability
We need your support
We need people from all walks of life to let us know about great resources you’ve seen, products you’ve tried, champions we should connect with, or research you’re doing, so we can be a voice for more people.
We can’t promise we’ll get it right 100% of the time.
But we can promise we're 100% committed to making the menopause better today than it was yesterday for everyone.