Dr Newson Launches Series of Punjabi Translated Menopause Videos

Published: 21st July 2020

Dr Louise Newson has been working closely with Dr Radhika Vohra, a GP with special interest in women's health and menopause, to release a series of menopause information videos that have been translated into Punjabi.

Dr Vohra qualified in 2000 from the University of Birmingham Medical School (MBChB) and started her GP training in the Midlands. In 2005, she relocated to Surrey and continues to work as an NHS and private GP. Whilst enjoying all the challenges of General Practice, her special interests have always been Women's Health and she is a Faculty Registered Trainer for the FSRH, Educator and NHS Appraiser. Dr Vohra works at the Menopause & Women's Health Clinic in Surrey. She understands the challenges women face at each stage of their lives and offers women an opportunity to consult with confidence in the advice and treatment they receive. She is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

Speaking of the new series of Punjabi translated videos, Dr Vohra says:

Presentation of perimenopause and menopause in South Asian women can vary like all women. Many women find it to be a frightening experience coupled with a cultural 'taboo" that means it may not be discussed and spoken openly. To add to this, there is a shortage of counselling material in their native language. I recall my own mother and aunts struggling with tiredness, flushes and weight changes.

Due to a lack of information and GP consulting, they were oblivious that these were not just short term struggles and to the long term risks of menopause to their heart, bones and mental health. My aim is to present videos in Punjabi, which is the 10th most widely spoken language, to empower Punjabi speaking women to understand and make informed decisions at this time as their health changes rapidly. This should allay the worries they may have regarding perimenopause, menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy and allow informed decisions regarding their care.

Watch Dr Newson and Dr Vohra discuss the new series in the video below:

Click here to view the full series

Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and Lymm, Cheshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.