Masala Podcast - S 2, Ep 6 - Menopause

November 10, 2020 00:36:02
Masala Podcast - S 2, Ep 6 - Menopause
Masala Podcast: The South Asian feminist podcast
Masala Podcast - S 2, Ep 6 - Menopause

Nov 10 2020 | 00:36:02


Show Notes

"I had night sweats, hot flushes, itchy skin, insomnia, tingling on my skin..."

In this episode, I talk with Madhu Kapoor, Founder, M for Menopause who went through a difficult journey through menopause. She found no literature or support when she was struggling. And is now on a mission to get South Asian women talking openly about the menopause.

Sangeeta’s monologues talk about how talking about any female bodily functions was such a taboo when she was growing up. In a culture that doesn’t discuss periods, or childbirth or sex and how they affect our bodies – talking about menopause is such a long way away.

Madhu’s menopause journey was horrific; she struggled at home, socially and at work. As her symptoms became severe her relationships broke down and affected her life and work. Despite having been surrounded by women all her life, she’d never had any open discussions about the menopause and she really struggled.

This led her to set up M for Menopause which aims to encourage open conversations about the menopause and to increase knowledge, awareness and support for women, employers and families.


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