BBC Two: The Insiders' Guide to the Menopause

Kirsty Wark asks everything you always wanted to know about the menopause (but were too embarrassed to ask). In a quest for the truth, Kirsty cuts through the confusion and says the unsayable on this very personal odyssey. At the heart of the programme is frank and often funny testimony from famous and not so famous women, including Jennifer Saunders and Kaye Adams, while highly respected experts including the chair of the British Menopause Society give up-to-date advice.

Kirsty also investigates groundbreaking research at Edinburgh University – research which has the provocative potential to extend our fertility. Kirsty examines society's reluctance to take the subject seriously and talk about it, and comes to the conclusion that if on average women are living up to 30 years after the menopause, it's time to take care of ourselves.

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Date: 13/03/2017