Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th May 2021.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the difficulties that women experience as a result of menopause.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

From September 2020, relationships, sex education and health education became compulsory in all state funded schools. As part of this pupils are taught about menstrual health and the menopause. On 8 March, the Government launched a 14-week call for evidence as part of the Women’s Health Strategy for England. The online survey within the call for evidence seeks information on the menopause. By understanding women’s experiences, we can ensure key parts of the health service are meeting women’s needs.

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