A diverse and inclusive workforce – this should be every employer’s aim.
But one conversation people tend to shy away from? Reproductive health problems. Considering 47% of the UK workforce is female*, women’s health problems such as period pains, contraception and bacterial vaginosis are still viewed as taboo subjects.
And then there’s menopause. Despite being a natural phase in every woman’s life, there’s far too much stigma surrounding it. This means women feel too embarrassed to talk about it, especially at work. Let’s change that.
Recognising and supporting an employee affected by the menopause can make all the difference. Not only does it help to normalise menopause, it can help them continue to thrive in the workplace even though menopause can cause women to:
However, menopause shouldn’t be associated with just a gender or age issue. You may have employees who are being affected by the menopause indirectly, such as spouses, significant others, close family members or even colleagues of individuals going through the menopause.
Small changes can make a big difference. You can help create a positive and open environment by simply supporting:
When one of your employees is suffering from a women’s health problem, they shouldn’t have to wait long to get the healthcare they need. Our clinicians are available 24/7, 365 days a year.
To find out even more ways we can help your employees contact us today.
Last reviewed September 2022.