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Davina McCall health: Star felt ‘frightened’ during menopause – ‘I didn’t cope very well’


“I don’t think I’ve ever worked on a project that has affected me so deeply,” Davina said ahead of the broadcast in May 2021.

“I get home after filming and sometimes I just sit down and cry… from deep frustration and anger at how we are failing women. This film isn’t just for menopausal women, it’s for their partners, their fathers, their brothers, and their sons. We’re all in this together.

“I used to think that menopause was an age thing and now I realise it’s a woman thing. For far too long, there’s been a shroud of embarrassment, shame and fear around this topic, and this is where it stops!”

The National Institute of Ageing describes menopause as the point where a woman stops having her monthly period.

In the years leading up to that point, changes within their bodies, which is known as menopausal transition or peri-menopause.

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