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Get a Handle on Your Hormones: Demystifying the female and male menopause

Health & Wellbeing
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 45 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

The buzz around the menopause and its impact on women has made us all aware of the vital role that hormones play in a woman’s body, in particular the fluctuating and ultimately declining levels of oestrogen and the impact they have as a woman goes through the menopause. But even though it’s something 50% of the population experience, it’s still a taboo subject and many people grapple with what the menopause is and what can be done to help.

The conversation around the menopause has also shone a light on male hormonal health - in particular the role of testosterone and how falling levels affect men as they age.

Did you know that …

  • Most women will start the menopause transition in their mid-to-late-40s, and an estimated 8 in 10 will experience some physical and/or mood/cognition symptoms of the menopause. These can last between 4-8 years and, if left untreated, can take a toll on a woman’s relationships, sex life and performance at work
  • 4 in 10 men will experience low testosterone, and for some this can result in a range of physical and/or mood and cognition symptoms.

Knowledge is power: the more we understand about our hormones, the better we’re able to manage our physical and mental health and overall quality of life.

In this interactive and informative workshop, our specialist doctors will …

  • Reveal how significantly hormonal changes can affect us in life and at work and the importance of kickstarting this conversation
  • Demystify the menopause by exploring the transition stages and symptoms
  • Bust the myths around the ‘male-menopause’ and explain testosterone-deficiency syndrome and symptoms
  • Share the latest thinking on how to prepare for and manage female and male hormonal health symptoms

This will be followed by a Q&A session with the doctors.

Meet the Panellists:

Dr Clare Spencer (MA MB BChir (Cantab) DM MRCOG MRCGP)

Dr Clare is a registered menopause specialist and GP. She qualified from Cambridge University and holds Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of General Practitioners. She is the Clinical Director of Menopause Centre and an NHS GP Partner in Leeds, where she also leads a large NHS menopause clinic.

Dr Anand Patel (MB BS Bsc.(Lond.), PGCME, MRCP, MRCGP(2007), FECSM, DFFP)

Dr Anand Patel is a men's health specialist at the Centre for Men's Health ( He qualified from King’s College, London, and holds membership of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners. He has further accreditations in Medical Education and Family Planning. He was one of the first doctors in the UK to gain Fellowship of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine in 2012, one of the very few internationally recognised qualifications in sexual function. Dr Anand is also a GP Partner at a practice in South London.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)

Meet the Host, Helen

Helen co-founded My Menopause Centre with her good friend, Dr Clare Spencer. She is on a mission to raise awareness of menopause and help empower women with the knowledge they need to embrace this new chapter and thrive. Helen is particularly passionate about supporting women in the workplace and helping employers understand the benefits of having a positive menopause policy. Helen has held Chief Marketing Officer roles in a range of sectors with Boots, the BBC, DFS and Countrywide. She has also worked in broadcast and telecoms regulation at Ofcom and in the mobile technology sector with Motorola.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.

How do I watch the live event?

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How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)

Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.