Article in NRC: Women do not speak about the menopause at work

Does the menopause in women influence their work? Employers have no idea. Women themselves do not always recognize the complaints. Or do not speak about them.

A lot of women do not know from what age they may experience complaints that are associated with the menopause. Or what those complaints actually are. Employers also have no idea, while it seems obvious that menopausal problems can influence their work. But how exactly? Four researchers from Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, sought out to gather all research specific on menopause and work, something that had not been done before. Their literature study ‘Working on the menopause’ was put online last month.

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