A new survey on women’s reproductive health has been launched by the Government on Thursday 7 September.
Delivered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, the survey will aim to gather vital data on women’s menstrual health, contraception, pregnancy planning and menopause. Responses will shape future policy on women’s health, enhance care and improve wellbeing.
“Women and girls deserve the best healthcare at every stage of their lives, but we simply cannot deliver that without listening to their lived experiences and concerns,” said minister for women’s health strategy, Maria Caulfield. “Women should always have a say in their own healthcare, whether that’s in managing pregnancy and fertility or dealing with the challenges of the menopause in the workplace.”
“For most women, it can be nearly 40 years from their first period to menopause,” added Dr Rebecca French, associate professor of sexual and reproductive health research at the London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. “Throughout this time, women should be able to make informed decisions about their own reproductive health and wellbeing, such as if and when to get pregnant and where to access appropriate support and treatment.”