Happy World Menopause Day! October 18th is the day that the International Menopause Society (www.imsociety.org), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (www.who.int/en/), has designated to focus on menopause.

The IMS was founded in 1978 making it the first menopause Society in the world. It’s goal was to highlight menopause-based issues throughout the world.

Whilst many countries have embraced the need to understand this particular phase of a woman’s life, many have not through lack of education and cultural differences. The WHO estimates that there will be a billion women over the age of 50 in 2025, so World Menopause Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the health issues facing this important part of the population.