The Menopause project is to minimize the challenges of menopause while operationalizing the multidimensional concept of active ageing with the purpose of showing that the rising longevity reality can become an asset for the societal progress, provided the Ugandan policy makers come up with appropriate policy responses in light of the evidence available to activate the potential of older women.

In this project, we mainly look at five elementary factors namely, socio-demographic characteristics, perceptions and knowledge of menopause and ageing, factors affecting knowledge of menopause and ageing, patterns and clustering of experiences of menopause and ageing, and pre-and post-menopausal sexual experiences.

The three most common changes menopausal women go through are; weakening of bones, changes in sex drive and difficulty working. Research has also shown that some women perceive menopause as freedom from menstrual cycles and cost saving because they no longer have to incur costs of purchasing sanitary towels like their colleagues still undergoing menstruation.

The three most common changes menopausal women go through are; weakening of bones, changes in sex drive and difficulty working. Research has also shown that some women perceive menopause as freedom from menstrual cycles and cost saving because they no longer have to incur costs of purchasing sanitary towels like their colleagues still undergoing menstruation.

Activities under the Project

• Awareness creation about breast and cervical cancer, non-communicable diseases, arthritis, Depression etc.
• Active Ageing; e.g. Physical Exercises, Socialization activities, Experience sharing sessions on menopausal challenge coping mechanisms, Home Visits, Motivational Talks
• Women’s Health for women 45+

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