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Hot flushes: Menopause history, myths and modern life

20 Mar 2019 17:00 - 19:00

20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN


In 1936 Marie Stopes argued that 'the "crises" of a woman's life had been much debated by male medical writers, and perhaps the most artificially created crisis had been her "change": the menopause. 

Join us for a taboo-shattering look at the effects of the menopause on women past and present. Louise Foxcroft uses medical and social history to redress the myths and delivers some truths. Debby Holloway explores the role nursing plays in the menopause today, while Kathy Abernethy looks at whether support should be offered to women in the workplace.


The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a hearing loop in the lecture room. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome.

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20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

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