Loose Women viewers say women should get menopause leave – fr

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Loose Women viewers say women should get menopause leave – fr


Loose Women’s Jane Moore says employers should not offer time off for symptoms of menopause because it could “harm women in the workplace.”

Appearing on the ITV show today, host Jane, 58, debated with fellow presenters Brenda Edwards and Penny Lancaster about whether women should be given time off for symptoms of their menopause.

It comes after London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced he wanted to implement a ‘menopause policy’ at Town Hall to support employees.

While Jane and Brenda were against the idea, believing it would ultimately set women back in the workplace – viewers said the symptoms can be “physically and mentally debilitating.”

Loose Women’s Jane Moore (pictured) says employers shouldn’t offer time off for menopause symptoms as it could ‘hurt women in the workplace’

Appearing on the ITV show today, host Jane spoke to fellow presenter Brenda Edwards (left) about whether women should be given time off for symptoms of their menopause

When asked if she thinks women should be allowed to leave menopause, Jane said, “If you have severe symptoms, yes.

“But I think if you apply the general feeling to periods, to pregnancy, to menopause, to the natural things in a woman’s life, if you impose the general feeling that they’re going to be a huge problem, I think. that it will harm women in the workplace.

“But if you have severe symptoms during these natural life events, you should definitely be able to go to your boss and say, ‘I need time off because I’m not feeling well,’ like any other. disease.

“But I don’t think there should be this ‘Women need more time when they go through menopause’ cover, because some women have no problem with that and go on perfectly normally. ”

Viewers quickly took to Twitter to share their views, saying for many women the symptoms can be 'physically and mentally debilitating'.

Viewers quickly took to Twitter to share their views, saying for many women the symptoms can be “physically and mentally debilitating.”

WHAT IS MENOPAUSE AND HOW CAN YOU DELAY IT?

Menopause is defined as the changes a woman goes through just before and after stopping her period and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.

Some women go through this time with few or no symptoms, around 60% have symptoms that lead to behavioral changes and one in four will suffer severely.

Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness leading to discomfort during sex, trouble sleeping, decreased libido, problems with memory and concentration, and mood swings.

Last year, a fertility doctor revealed that women can delay menopause for up to 20 years with a 30-minute operation that tricks their biological clocks into believing they are much younger than they are. are.

The surgical procedure, devised by the fertility expert who pioneered IVF, sees tissue from the ovaries thawed and then transplanted into the armpit.

It also has the potential to prolong fertility – although doctors say the goal is to postpone menopause rather than giving women the chance to have babies in their 60s.

Ovarian transplantation, or cyropreservation of ovarian tissue, involves removing healthy tissue from a woman’s ovaries to delay the onset of menopause.

The 30-minute operation, available privately in the UK, allows a surgeon to remove healthy cells from the woman’s ovary and freeze them under conditions of -150 ° C.

Whenever the patient wishes, they can be thawed and reinserted through the armpit.

When the ovarian tissue begins to function, it produces hormones that prevent menopause from occurring.

Brenda, 52, agreed that while she suffers from symptoms herself, she is an “open person” and will happily discuss any additional needs she may have in the workplace.

She continued, “I know it can be debilitating for so many women, but like Jane says, I think we’ve come this far in equality for women in the workplace – I just don’t think it is. necessary to emphasize something else. ”

But Penny, 50, argued it was “important to highlight” the issues women face during menopause, including mental health issues.

Jane went on to say that women should be able to talk about their health, but that it could be “problematic” for small businesses to allow women to take days off for their menopause symptoms.

Brenda, 52, agreed that while she suffers from symptoms herself, she is an 'open person' and will happily discuss any additional needs she may have in the workplace.

Brenda, 52, agreed that while she suffers from symptoms herself, she is an “open person” and will happily discuss any additional needs she may have in the workplace.

Penny, 50, said it was 'important to highlight' issues women face during menopause, including mental health issues

Penny, 50, said it was “important to highlight” the issues women face during menopause, including mental health issues

Viewers quickly took to Twitter to share their views, with one writing: “Severe symptoms should be accepted as a reason for sick leave.”

Another said: “I think it would be helpful to have the option as some of the symptoms can be quite debilitating both physically and mentally.

A third agreed, “I think the offer should be there for the extreme symptoms (anything unmanageable). “.

Another wrote: “I think the offer should be there for the extreme symptoms (whatever is unmanageable). ‘

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