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Webinar- Peri menopause, menopause when does it start? Where does it stop? What to expect and how to manage the change.

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Food For Thought Network 9 June Webinar


AFMW President, Magdalena Simonis is presenting to the Greek women’s forum “Food For Thought Network” on all things menopause related.

Sharing our knowledge and expertise by talking in the language of our CALD communities, helps demystify complex issues which women of some cultural backgrounds can find embarrassing. Reasons women feel this way include feeling they don’t have the ‘correct’ words and using broken English in a clinical setting to describe  ‘hot flushes’, ‘painful or uncomfortable intercourse’, ‘life changes’ and ‘emotional shifts‘ need time and an opportunity for dialogue, not a one way ‘doctor says because doctor knows’ approach.

Women of CALD backgrounds have poorer health literacy in their new countries and as we have learned through COVID-19, even the general English speaking population has difficulty with ‘medical speak’.

I’m very proud to be bilingual and have my heart in both cultures. It’s an honour to be able to give back in a such a simple way.

Magda’s Talk

Peri menopause, menopause when does it start? Where does it stop? What to expect and how to manage the changes.

If you are going through this phase of change or you live with someone who is, it’s important  to know the facts about Menopausal Hormone Therapy  and  non hormonal methods of treatment to support you through this phase. Women’s Health Expert, Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis will give a talk and take questions from the audience.

“There’s not enough discussion around menopause. Beyond hearing about hot flushes, maybe from a TV reference, little is known about it. Doctors rarely bring it up, and too often, patients dismiss the symptoms. The Food for Thought Network (FFTN) and The Greek Australian Women and Friends Around the World forum is hoping to change all that with an important discussion on “peri menopause and menopause” on Wednesday 9 June at 8.00 pm. The presentation will take place via zoom, and everyone is welcome to join for free.”



Book at https://www.trybooking.com/BRXYY, and an email link will be sent to you.



More info at www.fftn.org.au or contact Varvara Ioannou, chair of the FFTN on 0403034527




June 9
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
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