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Monash Expert: Senate inquiry into menopause

Monash University < 1 mins read

A Senate inquiry is set to examine the impact of menopause, and is due to report in September 2024. 

The terms of reference cover issues relating to perimenopause and menopause, including awareness, economic cost, physical impacts, mental and emotional wellbeing, caregiving responsibilities, government policies and programs, and cultural and societal factors 

Available to comment:

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM, Professor of Psychiatry and Director HER Centre Australia, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Contact details: +61 429 028 852, 
Read more of Professor Kulkarni’s commentary atMonash Lens

  • Improving mental illness treatments
  • The relationship between hormones and mental illness in women
  • Menopause and mental illness
  • Women’s mental health

The following can be attributed to Professor Kulkarni:

“Depression and anxiety caused by hormone changes during the menopause transition are under recognised and treated poorly. As a result, many women suffer for years. This Senate Inquiry will hopefully assist in raising awareness and developing new approaches for women’s mental health issues especially related to menopause.”

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