How many working women are affected?

Roughly half of UK workers are women and they will all experience the menopause. There are currently 3.8 million women workers over the age of 50 in the UK, which is almost half (47%) the over-50 workforce (Office for National Statistics, 2015).

This number will rise with the increase in the retirement age for women.

Most women go through the menopause aged between 48 and 55 years of age. Strictly speaking, the menopause is the medical term given to the time when your periods stop completely. This is typically around the age of 51, though it can happen much earlier.

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