"It's imperative that we invest in research for women's wellbeing, especially when it comes to hormone change."

Jennifer Young
Leader of the menopause million

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Menopause

In recent years the conversation around menopause has grown exponentially, but many women still find it very difficult to find solutions that are right for them.

Jennifer Young is a leading product formulator and therapist trainer, known for her work creating skincare products and touch therapies suitable for cancer patients and women in menopause (including medical menopause), through her brands Jennifer Young Training, Beauty Despite Cancer and The Menopause Plus (MPlus).

She has a BSc (Hons) in biology and is an experienced microbiologist, is a nutritional therapist, an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a qualified aromatherapist and beauty therapist. She has two post-graduate qualifications in health-related fields, has been accepted by the courts as an expert witness for occupational health cases, has taught internationally and has been active in medical research.

Jennifer believes strongly that women deserve to have options when it comes to how they choose to manage their own menopause experience. Here, she explains what menopause is and where to get started on finding the right management approach for you.

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What is menopause?

Menopause is typically defined as being when women’s periods stop and her childbearing years come to an end as hormone levels decrease.

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Will I be able to have children after menopause?

Menopause is the time when your body’s fertility levels naturally begin to wind down. Part of that process is the gradual reduction of certain hormones, notably progesterone and oestrogen.

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What are the symptoms of menopause?

You will find articles and headlines talking about menopause symptoms – most commonly, 34 of them. However, our research has identified 76 menopause symptoms to date.

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Why does cancer treatment result in menopause?

Some cancer treatments (like chemotherapy and some surgeries) can result in a medically induced menopause, which is effectively the early and sudden onset of menopause.

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What can I do to help myself during menopause?

Historically, women have been very limited in their options, however, the world is beginning to talk about menopause more and as a result there are options available.

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"It's only by doing so that we can give them the support they want, need and deserve, enabling them to thrive at a pivotal and powerful moment in their lifetimes."

Jennifer Young
Leader of the menopause million

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