TV personality Davina McCall has revealed that raising awareness about menopause has given her a ‘purpose’ at this stage of her life.
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Davina McCall has revealed that raising awareness about menopause has given her purpose during this stage of her life.
Last year, the TV presenter candidly spoke about her own menopausal journey and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the Channel 4 documentary ‘Davina McCall: Sex, Myths And The Menopause’.
After receiving positive reviews from the public, the broadcaster announced that a follow-up documentary was in the works. ‘Davina McCall: Sex, Mind And The Menopause’ will air on Monday (May 2).
Davina, who has previously been outspoken about her lack of medical knowledge on the subject, is the cover star of the June 2022 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.
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She told the publication: “I stumbled into this because I wanted to learn more about menopause for myself and, when I did, I thought, ‘How come all the women don’t? know these things, when 51% of the population is female?’
“It’s lovely to be able to use my platform to spread the word that has given me purpose at this stage in my life.”
The 54-year-old previously made headlines when she said that when she reached perimenopause at work, she didn’t want to talk to anyone.
Davina revealed that while presenting on ITV’s short-lived talent show Stepping Out in 2013, she started forgetting the contestants’ names and also had problems reading essays when she became perimenopausal.
After a producer checked on her, she just cried and wondered what was going on.
In October last year, she joined other famous names such as Penny Lancaster and Mariella Frostrup at a rally in Parliament Square, where crowds celebrated as the Government pledged more support for the time. menopause and reduce HRT costs.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Sajid Javid announced that he intends to appoint an HRT tsar amid a shortage of therapeutic drugs that has left women desperate.
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The news comes at a time when many women are believed to share their prescriptions, with some believed to have committed suicide due to debilitating menopausal symptoms they suffered without taking the medication.
The full interview with Davina McCall will be in the June 2022 issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale April 28.
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