Updated: Dec 24, 2020
A while ago I wrote a blog piece about some of my observations talking with friends about their thoughts on menopause. If you haven’t yet read that piece, I invite you to take a look.
This month, in honour of Menopause Awareness Month, I wanted to delve back into the world of menopause, how we understand (or don’t understand it) and the changes that need to happen to get women to feel really comfortable on their menopause journey.
Let’s start with the data. The most recent data show that global women’s life expectancy has increased from 60.7 years in 1970 to 74.7 years in 2017.
In the United States in 1970 a women’s life expectancy was 74.3 years and that increased to 81 years by 2018. During the same time period in the United Kingdom life expectancy for a women was 75 years and increased to 83 years.