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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2019

Agenda: Time for Reflection, Topical Question Time, Portfolio Question Time, Menopause, Business Motion, Decision Time, International Museum Day 2019


Contents


Decision Time

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

There is one question to be put. The question is, that motion S5M-17347, in the name of Christina McKelvie, on ending the stigma of the menopause, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

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.