As a highly experienced gynaecologist, Heather gives women accurate information and support around the menopause. She’s author of the award-winning 'Menopause', plus a member of the medical advisory council of the British Menopause Society.
My main interest has always been in the education of both women and healthcare professionals about the importance of the changes which take place related to the menopause, and treatment options.
All women become menopausal. While the process of cessation of function of the ovaries and consequent estrogen deficiency is a normal event, the effects of estrogen deficiency can be significant, distressing and long-lasting at this time when we live many years beyond the age of the menopause, in an estrogen deficient state. Not all women require treatment, but I am passionate about the need for provision of accurate information and support for women when they are approaching and experiencing the menopause.
Having recently experienced menopausal symptoms myself, I am in a great position to be able to provide clinical, scientific, and personal experience.
I am Co- Editor of Menopause International, the Journal of the British Menopause Society, Chairperson of regional meetings of the British Menopause Society, Member of the Medical Advisory Council of the British Menopause Society, a member of the Scottish National Infertility Group, and Founder and Managing Director of Menopause Matters Ltd.
Menopause Matters Ltd runs the award winning website www.menopausematters.co.uk, and www.bladdermatters.co.uk , and publishes the quarterly Menopause Matters magazine, which was a finalist in the Scottish Magazine awards 2011. I am also the author of the award winning book, Menopause, answers at your fingertips and of many original papers and review articles in scientific journals.
My mission is to help women to have a clear understanding of Women’s Health issues, to increase awareness of embarrassing, sensitive issues so that they can feel empowered to seek help when necessary, and ultimately to help them make informed choices about their health.
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