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Government accused of complacency after rejecting MPs’ recommendations on menopause

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 25 January 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p190
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

The government has been accused of complacency after rejecting MPs’ recommendations for greater workplace support for women experiencing menopause and for mandatory menopause training for GPs.

In July 2022, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee published a report on the menopause which argued that the overlooked effects of the menopause were causing the UK economy to “haemorrhage talent.”1 It argued that the current law did not sufficiently protect women experiencing menopause and did not offer proper redress to those who suffer menopause related discrimination.

The government has only just published its response, which rejected five of the committee’s 12 recommendations …

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