This World Menopause Day, Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, was invited to the BBC to talk about the importance of a positive menopause experience, and the power of the pelvic floor.
Stephanie spoke to BBC Radio Humberside host, Lucy Clark, about the taboo that surrounds the menopause, why we need to break it, and the role of the pelvic floor within the transition.
Taboos are being continuously broken down in today’s society. We have tackled mental health. We are tackling the #MeToo movement. But, one of the last-standing taboos that remain for women is the menopause.
On World Menopause Day (18th October), a Hull Daily Mail article featured Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, and her mission to remove the taboo surrounding the menopause.
When you hear the word ‘menopause’ it’s hard not to picture a middle-aged woman facing hot flushes and night sweats. But, what happens when you experience the menopause at a considerably younger age?
6% of women enter an early menopause, either naturally, surgically or as a result of cancer treatment.
An article published on World Menopause Day (18th October) by Glamour magazine follows the story of a young girl named Annabel May who found herself experience menopause at the tender age of 15.
World Menopause Day saw vast support nationwide across multiple media platforms, and this year the recognition even reached as far as the House of Commons.
Despite only 11 women and 4 men participating in the proceedings, the debate was still able to raise some powerful and inspiring messages surrounding the menopause.
With female life expectancy in the UK rising to an average of 83, most women will be post-menopausal for one third of their lives. It is very important for women to be able to navigate their way through that time of their lives and make their experience of menopause a positive one.
Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour host, Tina Daheley, spoke to Jo McEwan, co-founder of Hot Flush, about the menopause and keeping it positive on World Menopause Day (18th October).
During the past two decades, thousands of women have turned to vaginal mesh implants in the hopes of treating pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The promise of a pelvic floor miracle drew many women in, yet none of them ever expected the agony that they were to be left in.
The usage of vaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence surgery has caused chronic pain for thousands of women, so why was it ever approved as a safe method of treatment?
As we age, it seems that everything progressively goes downhill. Your skin, your libido, your pelvic floor. This is the fault of the dreaded, unavoidable phenomenon that is menopause. Does it instil you with fear? Well, what if we told you that Kegel8 could help this World Menopause Day?
Set up by the British Menopause Society, World Menopause Day aims to highlight the impact of menopause on every aspect of women’s lives in the UK.
Recently, major studies into the effects of Vitamin D have concluded that the public do not need to supplement with Vitamin D. This conclusion is based on the findings that there is no proven health benefit of taking Vitamin D to improve bone health. This may cause a lot of people to say adios and throw away their supplements, but hold your horses, as supplementing with Vitamin D is essential for a range of other health benefits too!
Experiencing pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence can be tough as it is. But what happens when your treatment then becomes your No.1 problem? Unfortunately, many women worldwide live through this agony.
Mesh implants can cause trouble, pain, and agony to those who undergo the procedure. That’s no news. However, it is only as of recent that Governments have brought about a change to this, leaving majority of women asking ‘why?’
Menopause often carries a negative stigma. Whether it’s the mood swings, or the hot sweats, menopause and its symptoms are considered a taboo topic and shunned from the spotlight.
But, that is starting to change.
A collaboration between Hot Flush and #PelvicRoar sees the launch of the brand-new #PositivePause campaign this October. Born through the lack of credible menopausal information for women, the campaign aims to raise awareness of where women can learn about menopause correctly.