Chris Bobel, Menstrual Health working group fellow and Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, along with Deborah Garlick, director of Menopause in the Workplace, joined The Takeaway podcast to discuss the glaring disparity between US and UK workplace menopause policies. In both countries, women over 45 make up a significant part of the workforce. Many such women are negatively affected by physical and psychological changes of menopause while at work. Whereas no politicians have taken up this cause in the US, in the UK politicians of both major parties have begun to address the lack of policies to help menopausal women.
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Chris Bobel’s latest book is The Managed Body: Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South.