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 founded by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson, and officially opened in September 2018 by Liz Earle MBE. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, as well as running educational events for primary care clinicians.

Dr Newson is also the founder of the Menopause Doctor website, a free resource since 2017, providing the latest unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women as well as the most recent national and international menopause articles and guidelines for healthcare professionals. The website has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library aimed at patients and healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the menopause.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Newson, from which all profits gained from the organisation's activities, such as event sponsorship, delegate fees and speaker's fees, are invested back into the business.