Women's Health Talk
Squadron Speaker event
'Women’s Health: How to handle Life after the Change'
Whilst many women charge through the Change of Life (average age 51) many do not.
Jean Kittson, comedian and author of You’re Still Hot to Me (The Joys of Menopause) will open the event and introduce our speaker Dr Vijay Roach, obstetrician and gynaecologist and a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney.
- Many women don’t realise that oestrogen is a well-being hormone and may find, as oestrogen declines, that they start to experience significant physical and emotional symptoms.
- It’s also the time when the impacts of ageing start to become apparent, such as weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
- The good news is that most women are able to navigate the Change of Life with minimal intervention. The other good news is that for women who are having a rough time there are many safe ways to help you manage.
- There are a lot of myths about menopause and how to treat the symptoms. Today’s the day for the questions that you were too afraid to ask!
About Dr Vijay Roach
Dr Vijay Roach is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who works in both private and public practice and also Vice-President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney. Additionally, he is the Chairman of The Gidget Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness of perinatal anxiety. Dr Roach is a father of five.
About Jean Kittson
Jean Kittson is a performer and scriptwriter for stage, television, radio, magazines and newspapers. She was the inaugural Chair of the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF), a founding Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia and is currently an Ambassador for the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation. A speaking engagement about her experiences of menopause at the National Press Club lead to her book, 'You’re Still Hot To Me. The Joys of Menopause' hailed as 'Informative, accurate, funny and just so accessible... the definitive book to recommend.'
Date: Friday 17 March
Venue: Carabella Room
Time: 12 for 12.30pm
Cost: $65 includes 2 courses, beer, wine, soft drinks.