• By Joel Streed

5-10-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Living in the “Sandwich”: Women’s Health & Menopause

May 10, 2022
an elderly couple, a man and woman, outside with their two adult daughters representing a family and looking serious or perhaps worried

National Women’s Health Week is May 8-14, 2022.

Women in the “sandwich generation” may be balancing the competing demands of caring for both dependent children and aging parents, and often working outside of the home. Their own needs may take a backseat while they care for others and juggle all of the demands of life, which has been made even worse with the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionally affecting women. Around this same time in life, many women begin perimenopause and then menopause, which is a significant change in a women’s life and health.

Dr. Stephanie Faubion, a Mayo Clinic women’s health and menopause expert discussed the current state of women’s health, what do women need to know as they begin perimenopause and menopause, the effects of menopause on health, options for treatment, and health disparity issues related to menopause.

Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. The briefing starts at about 8:30 of the recording.

Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here.

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