Menopause workplace policy: The way forward or backward?

Sarah Carter, Susan Davis, Kirsten I. Black

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Workplace policies regarding women’s reproductive and menopausal health are garnering global attention. The peri- and post-menopause stages may be turbulent times for many women, with some experiencing debilitating symptoms and some none at all. While the symptoms of menopause should be recognised by employers due to their various impacts, the implementation of policies that pertain to all women can alienate older female workers by creating prejudice surrounding work capability. This piece identifies other avenues for the inclusion of menopausal symptoms through pre-existing policy and highlights the issues facing menopausal women in this current age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)986-989
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes


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