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For immediate release: 9 March 2011

Learn more about the menopause and related topics

If you, your friends or your work colleagues want to learn more about the menopause, it’s time to arrange a talk by a leading expert. Norma Goldman BPharm (Hons) MRPharmS MSc (health promotion), founder of The Menopause Exchange, pharmacist and qualified health promotion specialist, is available for talks, seminars and workshops. You can organise one in your home, workplace, organisation, health spa, health club or local women’s group. Talks are also presented in GP practices and hospitals, for journalists and at exhibitions.

The talks are suitable for women at or approaching the menopause, women who have had a premature menopause (before 40) or a hysterectomy or anyone with a general interest in midlife issues. Often, post-menopausal women attend the talks to obtain information on post-menopausal health. The talks are also ideal for healthcare professionals.

Every talk provides unbiased, reliable, up-to-date and practical information on all aspects of the menopause, to help you make informed decisions about coping at this time of life. You also hear about other women’s experiences. The topics covered include:

• General information on the menopause
• Menopausal symptoms
• Prescription drug alternatives to HRT
• Complementary therapies and the menopause
• Nutrition and exercise
• Self-help measures.

Examples of positive feedback:

“I found the whole talk most interesting, particularly as all relevant information regarding the menopause was covered.” (From a GP practice)
“Thank you for your talk which was absolutely excellent. Women were able to ask their personal questions and share their struggles. It was informative without being overwhelming and hit just the right note; I would love to have you back some time.” (From the Chair of a women’s group)
“As you may be aware, we asked the delegates to complete evaluation forms for the individual presentations and we had a fantastic response. I am happy to inform you that 90% of our delegates gave you an excellent rating and a few remarked that your speech on ‘Menopause’ was the highlight of the event!” (From the organisers of the ‘Nursing in Practice’ conference after Norma’s presentation on the menopause)

Norma Goldman’s book ‘The Menopause-ask the experts’ was published by Hammersmith Press in 2009. The Menopause Exchange produces a quarterly newsletter (with articles written by top medical experts) and regular factsheets, and also has its own information service and Ask the Experts panel.

For more information on The Menopause Exchange or to arrange a talk, seminar or workshop, write to The Menopause Exchange at PO Box 205, Bushey, Herts WD23 1ZS, call 020 8420 7245, fax 020 8954 2783 or send an e-mail to
Visit The Menopause Exchange website at



1. The Menopause Exchange 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. 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 The Menopause Exchange newsletter include: the perimenopause; premature menopause;
osteoporosis treatments; side effects of HRT; expert tips for menopausal symptoms; complementary therapies at the menopause; phytoestrogens; vaginal dryness; sleeping better at the menopause; and dealing with depression.
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.
6. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245.