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Talk Hot Flushes: Menopause Myths, History and Modern Life

Hot Flushes: Menopause Myths, History and Modern Life

Royal College of Nursing

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Genre: Lecture with live speech-to-text


In 1936 Marie Stopes argued that 'the "crises" of a woman's life had been much debated by male medical writers, and perhaps the most artificially created crisis had been her "change": the menopause. 

Join us for a taboo-shattering look at the effects of the menopause on women past and present. Louise Foxcroft uses medical and social history to redress the myths and delivers some truths. Debby Holloway explores the role nursing plays in the menopause today, while Kathy Abernethy looks at whether support should be offered to women in the workplace.


Debby Holloway is a nurse consultant in gynaecology with a clinical caseload that includes a one-stop outpatient procedure clinic that provides:

·         diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy

·         insertion of IUS/IUCD

·         essure sterilisation

·         other minor procedures.

The clinic also sees women who are pre-menopausal or who have post-menopausal bleeding (PMB).

Additonally, Debby co-leads a menopause service and a clinic within the haemophilia centre for women with a bleeding disorder and gynaecology problems.

Debby teaches and runs a yearly gynaecology course at King's College London and she is the current chair of the Royal College of Nursing women's health forum.


Kathy Abernethy has extensive clinical expertise as a Menopause Specialist, regularly seeing and advising women on all issues relating to menopausal health. An Independent Prescriber with a Masters degree in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Healthcare, Kathy is Chair of the  British Menopause Society, the professional society for healthcare practitioners. Director of 'the menopause course' an educational initiative for nurses, designing and running study days, courses and events relating to menopause. Published author in nursing and lay press.


This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext working with MyClearText.


Event details

Wed 20 Mar 2019, 5:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Royal College of Nursing
Cavendish Square
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council