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Navigating Menopause in the Workplace: Breaking the Silence

Menopause, a natural phase affecting half the population, remains an untouched topic within workplaces. How can HR leaders dismantle this stigma and support their employees through menopause?

While pregnancy is gaining workplace recognition, menopause, a significant aspect of women's health, still grapples with stigma. Fortunately, emerging initiatives aim to tackle menopause stigma, potentially alleviating the challenges faced by those undergoing this transition. Tailored health benefit programs, like Hati Health, offer vital support during this phase, fostering loyalty among employees and uncovering productivity enhancements previously unnoticed by many employers.

In a recent Hati Heath study amongst 70+ HR professionals, over 82% of respondents said they recognised the importance of specialised healthcare solutions, for supporting their team members.

However, specialized benefits are just one facet of destigmatizing menopause. Before delving into fostering healthy dialogues, understanding the basics is crucial.

What exactly is menopause?

It's the cessation of menstruation for 12 consecutive months and encompasses perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause, marking the end of reproductive years, typically occurring between ages 45 and 55.

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Menopause is a phase usually identified by the absence of regular period for 12 months.

Expectedly, menopause brings various symptoms—physical and emotional—varying in intensity and manifestation among individuals. From irregular periods to mood swings, understanding these symptoms is imperative for effective support.

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Menopause manifests itself through over 30 symptoms of various severity. Each woman may have a unique experience.

Menopause doesn't discriminate; it affects women between 45 and 50, with symptoms sometimes appearing earlier.

In the workplace, menopause can profoundly affect women's quality of life. Despite its significance, many women struggle to access adequate medical assistance.

A startling reality emerges: despite its prevalence, menopause remains largely unaddressed in healthcare and workplaces alike. This neglect translates into turnover and productivity losses, exacerbating existing workplace inequities.

To foster inclusive workplaces, it's crucial to discuss menopause openly, destigmatize it, and provide tailored support. Employees must feel empowered to initiate discussions, with confidentiality paramount. Flexible work arrangements, specialized benefits, and awareness campaigns can mitigate menopause's impact on the workforce.

In this journey toward workplace inclusivity, initiatives like Hati Health, offering comprehensive women's health support, play a pivotal role. By prioritizing inclusivity, education, and tailored care, Hati Health embodies the transformative potential of holistic support systems.

Employers must heed the call to address menopause in the workplace, supporting employees through this natural transition and fostering a culture of understanding and inclusivity, to avoid the risk of losing their best people at the most important point in their career.

How Hati Health supports women's health

At Hati Health, we're dedicated to revolutionizing women's healthcare by offering accessible, on-demand solutions tailored to their needs. Our digital platform provides a plethora of services, from telehealth consultations to holistic wellness plans and educational resources, empowering women to take control of their health journey.

We recognize the importance of fostering open conversations about women's health and providing practical solutions to address their unique needs. By offering a seamless virtual experience, Hati Health ensures that women can access the right care, right when they need it, empowering them to thrive in both their personal and professional lives.

If you are interested to learn more about Menopause at the workplace, we have curated an HR Guide for you, with best practices and tips on how to look after your best talent. To download your Guide, please visit our Employer Resource Center.

By offering your employees high-touch care navigation, specialized health care teams, and engagement programs in the workplace, Hati Health delivers confidential inclusive targeted solution anytime, anywhere.. To learn more, contact us today and book a free introductory meeting with our team to explore what we can do for your organisation.

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Find out more about how Hati Health can support women going through menopause with targeted healthcare and wellness solutions.

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