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Pressure on women to stay young - no change there..

Byline: Lesley Roberts

I realise that menopause isn't much fun.

Hot flushes, mood swings, anxiety, fatigue - all symptoms which, given the choice, we'd gladly do without.

Still, the absence of periods seems rather attractive. Liberating, even.

Now there is a new (invasive and privately available) treatment that claims to postpone menopause for up to 20 years.

That is great news for women who have medical issues which may affect fertility. But for the rest, isn't it just another sign that any form of female ageing is unacceptable? It has taken celebrities like Lorraine Kelly, Yasmin Le Bon and Gillian Anderson to break the "taboo" of talking about menopause.

Now we're finally being open about symptoms, wouldn't it be better helping women through it rather than chasing the dream of eternal youth?

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Title Annotation:News; Opinion; Columns
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 11, 2019
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