Menopause and Black Women in the UK - Survey
Published: 21st July 2020
Karen Arthur is a UK based fashion designer, stylist and founder of REDDSKIN and Wear Your Happy. She has developed a survey for black women in the UK who are going through the menopause in a bid to raise the visibility of black menopausal women in the media, as well as to help target research specific to UK black women and gain resources to help these women better navigate this transition.
Speaking of the survey and the responses she has received, Karen said:
Although there are some positive and encouraging answers, there are many more in despair at symptoms and treatment by doctors, family and/or at work. I know that this goes across the board; however, the difference is that the women I’m talking to have never been asked their views as UK black women before and I believe that this is super important.
If you are a UK based black woman currently experiencing the perimenopause or menopause, then Karen would love to hear from 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.