Break the taboo – Let’s talk about menopause

Do you feel uncomfortable talking about menopause? You're not alone.

Symptoms of menopause, particularly vaginal dryness, often make women feel ashamed and embarrassed. Staying silent and not receiving treatment leads inevitably to less than satisfactory health and wellbeing for many women. 

Watch here how we break the stigma with an openly, frankly and honestly discussion about many of the most unspoken symptoms of menopause. The engagement and comments were overwhelming and strengthened our belief that we are on the right path in reducing the stigma around Menopause!

Meet our panellists

Dr. Margaret Redelman

Medical sex therapist

Dr Margaret Redelman OAM, MBBS (Uni NSW), M Psychotherapy (Uni NSW)

Margaret received her medical degree in Sydney and sexuality training in the USA. She then worked in Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinics, Family Planning Clinics and General Practice for many years. She now works in private practice in Sydney, as a medical sex and relationship therapist. Her work covers positive male and female sexuality, sexual dysfunctions and the interpersonal relationships of both heterosexual and homosexual couples. She is an accredited Psychosexual Therapist from Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS). 

She received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2016 for her work in sexual health/sexuality.

Negar Almassi

Consultant Pharmacist and Business Development Manager at Pharmacy 777

Negar has 13+ years of experience in Community Pharmacy and offers broad expertise in medication reviews, chronic disease state management, health solutions, and nutrition. She can give great insight into current community health issues from her interactions with patients, carers and other health professionals and has a passion for improving mental health services. Negar is skilled in providing coaching and mentoring to peers to enhance patient engagement and is enthusiastic about collaboration with other health care professionals. With the main objective to improve patient health outcomes, she represents Community Pharmacists who are actively offering health services and collaborating with the wider health care network to make a difference to people’s lives. www.pharmacy777.com.au

Caroline Baum

Journalist and author

Journalist and author Caroline Baum is the Ambassador for OWN (Older Women’s network) NSW.

She has written about age-related issues for the Guardian and Sunday Life including bladder incontinence in older women, vaginal atrophy, ageism and elder abuse. She is a carer for her 93 year old mother who lives with her. In her memoir ONLY, she wrote candidly about her father’s dementia. Caroline has been a broadcaster for ABC TV, a producer for ABC radio, founding Editor of Good Reading Magazine, Features Editor of Vogue Australia, Editorial Director of Booktopia and inaugural Reader in Residence at the State Library of NSW. She appears regularly at writers festivals around the country as a moderator. 
She is currently moderating a series of webinars for COMPASS, the support website for victims of elder abuse. www.compass.info

Jo Pybus

Columnist

Jo Pybus is a columnist with HerCanberra who published her first piece in 2019, titled ‘Perimenopause: Buckle Up Girls!’ Writing was a new pursuit for Jo, who had previously owned an IT services business with her husband whilst raising their 3, now adult, children. In her mid-30’s Jo found a passion for triathlon and cycling, representing Australia 3 times over the next decade. By her mid-40’s perimenopause threw up challenges which she shared recently as a guest on SBS Insight, making it difficult for her to continue to compete so she channeled that drive into writing her first novel, and has a keen interest in this discombobulating time in a woman’s life.

My recent webinar - fast-forward to 15.30: https://youtu.be/xRKi9uhLjk0

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