It’s a common misconception that menopause symptoms begin in a woman’s 50s. In reality, disruptive symptoms often begin in the late 30s to early 40s during the transitional phase called "perimenopause." This 4-8 year period leading up to menopause can be grueling to navigate at home and in the workplace.
What’s worse? The fact perimenopause is rarely talked about, which leaves women unsure of what is causing their symptoms, whether they should seek care and where to find the care they need. For those who do seek care, nearly 75% walk away with no treatment—not because treatments aren’t available, but because 3/4 of OBGYNs have not been formally trained in menopause. Employers can address this significant knowledge gap with focused educational support from experts on symptoms and sequelae related to the perimenopause transition.
Millennials are the next generation of women to enter perimenopause. Navigating symptoms at work can be excruciating—nearly 150,000 women quit their jobs each year in the US alone, leaving major gaps in talent. Employer awareness and allyship are key to supporting female talent in these crucial years.
Location & Time
- Jake Anderson-Bialis, Co-Founder, FertilityIQ
- April Bettencourt, VP of Benefits, Vision Service Plan
- Nanette Santoro, MD, Professor and E. Stewart Taylor Chair, Divisions of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility & Reproductive Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado
Duration 48 Minutes