Davina McCall was 44 and thought she was losing it. At work, she hid her hot flushes, depression and the mental fog and confusion. And then Davina discovered she was starting perimenopause. With startling honesty, she describes her own menopause journey, busting the myths surrounding the transition while examining the science and fear around hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Nine in ten women say the menopause affects their work and around half say their sex lives are adversely affected. Davina tackles the midlife taboos that can destroy women’s jobs and relationships, exposing the lack of specialist education for GPs, and the confusion that still exists around HRT. When her menopause started, Davina was warned not to discuss it publicly as it would ruin her image. But she’s lifting the lid on her own experience in a bid to get women talking and to acquire the knowledge to access the help that is out there.
Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause – Wednesday 9pm on Channel 4