Our bodies go through a lot in our lifetime; in recent years women have become more vocal in discussing the ups and downs of some of these life stages. However, there is a lack of consistency with what is being discussed: while periods are (quite rightly) being normalised in the news, other womenâ€™s health issues such as heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), are still considered â€˜tabooâ€™ subjects.
On behalf of pharmaceutical company Bayer, Thirty Plus will be looking to gain your insight to explore attitudes to a common (but rarely spoken about) womenâ€™s health issue in order to inform their 2017 campaign. Weâ€™re hosting a workshop in central London and are looking for a number of attendees to join in the conversation and help make a positive change.
DATE: Monday 20 February 2017
LOCATION: Sutherland Labs, 52 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AN
Weâ€™ll be seeking your advice on the subject of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) – in both â€˜lifetimeâ€™ sufferers (who first experienced symptoms from puberty and have little point of comparison as to what a â€˜normalâ€™ period is) and in â€˜triggeredâ€™ sufferers who first start to experience it later in life either (often postpartum or during perimenopause.)
The event will be chaired by Leah Hardy, the co-author of Your Hormone Doctor; Dr Paula Briggs, an experienced consultant in sexual and reproductive health, will also be providing a short presentation.
Bayer are seeking the advice of those that frequently blog or discuss womenâ€™s health issues, to better understand modern everyday attitudes to the issue of heavy menstrual bleeding and to help seek advice on how to overcome the challenge of the unspoken. Your advice will be used to help shape the period talk of the future by helping us understand what type of media campaign and materials would resonate with you.
Those able to attend and take part will be paid Â£100 to cover their time and expenses.
RSVP is essential to attend. If youâ€™re interested, please email Hayley: firstname.lastname@example.org