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Davina McCall to investigate if women are being sidelined at work due to menopause

Davina McCall to investigate if women are being sidelined at work due to menopause in second Channel 4 documentary… after huge success with her first show


Davina McCall will investigate whether women are being sidelined at work due to menopause in a new documentary on Channel 4.   

Following the incredible public response to Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause in May 2021, the broadcaster announced on Friday that the presenter, 54, will return with a follow-up show, focusing on menopause at work.

Davina McCall: The Menopause Brain Drain will further explore more of the burning issues raised in her first documentary – including menopause myths and the taboo around HRT.

Important: Davina McCall will investigate whether women are being sidelined at work due to menopause in a new documentary on Channel 4

It will also take a deeper look at whether women are being sidelined, sacked or forced to go part-time when hit by menopause symptoms at work.

Davina McCall said: ‘I have never had a reaction like the one I received after Sex, Myths and the Menopause aired. 

‘It was profoundly moving and deeply humbling, and what I realised is that women need more answers, more support and a voice. 

Support: Davina joined celebrations at Parliament Square marking the reduction of hormone replacement therapy prescription charges alongside Penny Lancaster

Support: Davina joined celebrations at Parliament Square marking the reduction of hormone replacement therapy prescription charges alongside Penny Lancaster 

‘Many amazing women have laid the groundwork before me in this field, and I want to arm women with the facts so they can make informed decisions about their bodies – I truly believe we have the power to inspire change in societies’ perceptions, the workplace, relationships and so much more. ‘ 

Sex, Myths and the Menopause highlighted the lack of menopause-specific education for doctors, and since it aired over 16,000 doctors and healthcare professionals have signed up for a professional menopause education course from The Menopause Charity and FourteenFish.   

Davina joined celebrations at Parliament Square marking the reduction of hormone replacement therapy prescription charges, and the creation of a dedicated ‘menopause task force’, announced by the government in October. 

Star: Davina McCall: The Menopause Brain Drain will further explore more of the burning issues raised in her first documentary ¿ including menopause myths and the taboo around HRT

Star: Davina McCall: The Menopause Brain Drain will further explore more of the burning issues raised in her first documentary – including menopause myths and the taboo around HRT

Louisa Compton, Channel 4’s Head of News and Current Affairs and Sport said ‘The menopause shouldn’t be a taboo subject considering it affects 50 per cent of the population – but our first film opened the lid on an area of life that too many people were frightened of discussing. 

‘It led to real and meaningful change. The second film will look firmly at what happens in the workplace to try and ensure that the symptoms of the menopause will no longer put the brakes on women’s careers.’

Katie Lander, Executive Producer at Finestripe Productions said: ‘The team at Finestripe are thrilled to be back working with Davina and Channel 4 on this film, which we hope will once again inspire change in women’s lives.’

Sex, Myths and the Menopause has so far been nominated for three television awards, including a BAFTA Scotland and has been watched by over 2 million people.

Wow! Sex, Myths and the Menopause has so far been nominated for three television awards, including a BAFTA Scotland and has been watched by over 2 million people

Wow! Sex, Myths and the Menopause has so far been nominated for three television awards, including a BAFTA Scotland and has been watched by over 2 million people

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