A European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement
Worldwide, 657 million women are aged 45–59, and around half contribute to the labor force during their menopausal years.
The diversity of menopause experience and the effect of menopause on employment are shaped not only by symptoms but also by the physical and psychosocial characteristics of the workplace environment.
Menopause is now considered to be an important gender- and age-equality issue, and dealing with its consequences should be part of maintaining an inclusive work environment.
Retaining women in employment during their menopausal years will attract, develop and secure a workforce with valuable skills and talent.
The EMAS recommendations for employers, managers, healthcare professionals and women aim to make the workplace environment more menopause supportive in the wider context of gender equality and reproductive and post-reproductive health.
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