I would like to see the implementation of a national awareness program around the menopause and the peri menopause so that women can understand better the implication of the symptoms on their health and well-being. Coupled with some form of professional development training for GPs so they can assist women better in this area. My experience showed me that GP knowledge in this area is not at a level which ensures that NZ women receive the best care they can.
Why the contribution is important
Going through this journey myself, I can attest to the fact that there is not much information or support from GPs. I had to see a number of specialist doctors to get the help I needed and this was not an easy or cheap process.
by PauletteNorman on March 07, 2023 at 10:56AM