Motion ref. S5M-17347
It’s Time to End the Stigma of the Menopause
Submitted by: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, May 20, 2019
Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Jeane Freeman, Clare Haughey, Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
That the Parliament acknowledges that the menopause has for too long been a taboo subject; agrees that there can often be little understanding of the symptoms of the menopause in wider society; congratulates the STUC Women’s Committee on its 2018 report, Menopause and the Workplace; commends the awareness raising work of Rachel Weiss, who established the Menopause Cafes and annual Menopause Festival, and the Scottish Women’s Convention, which is gathering the experiences of women across Scotland who are saying in their own words that this should no longer be viewed by society as “a women’s issue” and that there is a need to end the stigma of the menopause, and agrees that raising awareness of the menopause will help its impact be better understood and addressed.