Education Secretary confirms students will now be taught about menopause
Published: 8th July 2019
In a recent letter from Education Secretary, Damian Hinds to Redditch MP Rachel Maclean, it was confirmed that students will now learn about the menopause alongside sex education and health education at secondary school.
Mr Hinds said “We agree this topic is an important part of reproductive health, and that all children should learn about this at school."
Rachel Maclean has been working tirelessly with menopause awareness campaigners and medical experts, such as our own Dr Newson, to stress to the government and the media the importance of teaching teenage boys and girls about the menopause.
When asked about the announcement, Rachel said: “This is a victory for menopause campaigners who have been tirelessly campaigning and lobbying on this issue for years. It’s been a privilege and an honour to work with them.”
This is a huge step forward in the fight for menopause awareness and a triumph for Mrs Maclean, who's mission is to bring the issue higher up on the government's agenda. Well done Rachel, and thank you!
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.