As a leading global hygiene and health company, we continuously gather insights that help us break barriers to well-being and to contribute to inclusive, stigma-free societies.
This time, we have conducted the biggest international menopause insight study.
16,000 people interviewed both women who have not yet knowingly started the menopause and women who have been through or are going through the menopause
11 countries researched
Two main insights emerge from the Global Essity study on menopause:
There is a lack of knowledge from women
52% of women going through the menopause declare experiencing 1 to 3 symptoms while around 60 symptoms can be associated with menopause.
Only 20% of women feel very informed about the menopause, and the impact it is having on their body.
61% didn’t come across any campaigns about the menopause which put the spotlight on symptoms.
Menopause is still a taboo
Half of post menopausal women think that the menopause is a taboo subject, with 52% of those respondents saying this is because people don’t like to talk about a ‘deterioration’ of their body.
42% avoid talking about their experience with their partner.