To mark International Women’s Day on Sunday, Theramex, a UK based pharmaceutical company dedicated to women’s health, is working with leading media medic and General Practitioner, Dr Sarah Jarvis to launch a campaign to encourage women to have more open conversations with their GP by providing practical advice and guidance that helps open discussions about their more personal health concerns.
Dr Sarah Jarvis has launched a one-page practical guide, to align with this campaign, including some really useful tips on how women can get more out of their GP appointments and open up to their doctor about more personal health concerns.
For many women discussing health concerns with their GP, such as the menopause, fertility, vaginal dryness and mental health, can be challenging. According to figures1 from 2018, one in three (31%) women have experienced severe reproductive health issues yet less than half sought help for them.
In addition, half of women who are currently experiencing or who have experienced menopausal symptoms within the past 10 years go through the menopause without consulting a healthcare professional.2
“In my surgery, I regularly see women who find it difficult to discuss certain health issues openly. This can delay or even prevent them accessing the right treatment, with significant impact on their quality of life, physical and mental health.” says Dr Sarah Jarvis.
“International Women’s Day aims to make a positive difference for women’s equality, and we hope the advice given through this initiative will help empower them to be positive and open with their health concerns. Working in a truly empowered partnership with your GP can only have a positive outcome for women.”
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