January 27, 2022
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‘Taboo for far too long’ – Kilkenny TD launches new survey on menopause

A Kilkenny TD has launched a new survey about women’s stories and personal experiences of menopause.

Sinn Féin’s Deputy Kathleen Funchion said the survey invites women to raise their voice of how menopause is affecting their lives and to share their personal experience.

Deputy Funchion said: “It is clear that women are facing serious challenges in accessing affordable and timely healthcare in this State. This topic has been taboo for far too long. From the lack of awareness and accurate information to difficulty accessing help, women are struggling to access adequate menopause supports in the community, the workplace, and the wider health system.

“The survey … seeks to capture the ‘real voices’ of women, how menopause affected or is affecting them, and what can be done to better support women.

“We know this is the case for many women here in Carlow and Kilkenny, where women have been struggling for decades to receive adequate healthcare supports that has been putting considerable pressure on their mental health and well-being.”

 

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