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For immediate release: 4 March 2008

Menopause expert available for comment

If you are writing about the menopause or related topics, you’ll need to speak to a leading expert. Norma Goldman, founder of The Menopause Exchange, pharmacist and health promotion specialist, is available for interviews and can provide expert quotes for your news pages and feature articles.

Norma Goldman can talk about a wide range of topics, including:

• Background to the menopause
• Menopausal symptoms
• Long-term effects, e.g. osteoporosis
• HRT : pros and cons, side effects, contra-indications etc.
• Prescription drug alternatives to HRT
• Complementary therapies for menopausal symptoms
• Lifestyle advice
• Self-help measures for dealing with hot flushes.

Norma Goldman can also help you to find suitable case studies for your menopause features and provide useful background information.

Norma Goldman founded The Menopause Exchange in 1999. The Menopause Exchange produces a quarterly newsletter (with articles written by top medical experts, charities and organisations) and regular factsheets, and also has its own information service and Ask the Experts panel. It is not sponsored by any companies or organisations, relying purely on membership subscriptions for funding, making it completely unbiased and unsponsored. Norma also presents talks, workshops and seminars in work places, organisations, health spas, health clubs, exhibitions and women’s groups.
To speak to Norma Goldman or for more information on The Menopause Exchange, write to The Menopause Exchange at PO Box 205, Bushey, Herts WD23 1ZS, call 020 8420 7245, fax 020 8954 2783 or e-mail



1. The Menopause Exchange Newsletter was launched in June 1999.

2. The founder and director of The Menopause Exchange is Norma Goldman, a pharmacist with a Master’s degree in health promotion. She gives talks on the menopause at organisations, workplaces, exhibitions, health clubs, pharmacies and other venues. Her daughter, Victoria, the editor of the newsletter, is an experienced health journalist with a BSc. degree in Biomedical Science and a Master’s degree in Science Communication.

3. The aim of The Menopause Exchange is to raise the awareness of the menopause among women, healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses and pharmacists) and complementary practitioners.

4. Topics covered in previous issues of the newsletter include: HRT questions you forget to ask your doctor; complementary therapies at the menopause; phytoestrogen and herb safety; osteoporosis treatments; memory problems; getting your libido back; anti-ageing beauty secrets; mood swings; and coping with a premature menopause.

5. UK annual membership (4 issues of the newsletter and regular fact sheets) costs £18 for individuals; £22 for local organisations; £30 for companies/national organisations; corporate (over 10 copies) and overseas memberships are available on request.
All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245.