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Menopause Whilst Black

Apr 24, 2024

Menopause Whist Black Season SIX Episode 5! Our guest this week is Dr Yansie Rolston.

Dr. Yansie Rolstons PhD experience is in health equity providing technical expertise to statutory organisations. She is a researcher, skilled trainer and facilitator working across Europe, Africa, America, and the Caribbean, designing and implementing health equity strategies.

Dr Yansie founded You and Menopause in 2014, is a film executive producer of several documentaries on menopause and grief and co-editor/author of 'Black and menopausal, intimate stories of navigating the change', a highly recommended book on Black peoples personal journeys with menopause. 

Dr Yansie is associate director of The Ubele Initiative and Efficacy Eva. 

We discuss:

> Her experience of surgically induced menopause

> Menopause experiences in different countries

> The support from Mother and daughter conversations > Worries around over-medicalising menopause

> How to lessen the serious impact of racial weathering. and much more.

This episode is available to watch on YouTube and listen on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and beyond.

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These episodes are conversations between humans discussing their own menopause experiences. They are not a substitute for advice and consultation with a qualified health professional. No two menopause experiences are the same so do remember to do your own research.

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Karen Arthur is a menopause activist and campaigner and host of this podcast plus a new bi-weekly weekend radio show on Golddust radio 'Can We Talk'. Listen to the latest episode on Soundcloud

We recognise that inclusive language is important in ensuring that ALL who experience menopause are seen and heard. The term ‘women’ is used whilst mindful of this.

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