Davina McCall announces big new project on the menopause

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Photo credit: Gareth Cattermole - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gareth Cattermole - Getty Images

Davina McCall will be releasing a ground-breaking b0ok on the menopause, it has been announced.

The book, which will be called Menopausing, follows on from the success of the Channel 4 documentary Davina presented alongside Dr Louise Newson back in May, Sex, Myths and the Menopause.

After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response to the show on social media, Davina is writing Menopausing to help "build on the groundswell of support to create a menopause movement for everyone", according to the release.

In the book, which is described as an illustrated guide to the menopause, Davina will share real menopause stories, and is inviting people to share their own experiences via the Menopausing website.

The book promises to explore and explain the science around the perimenopause and menopause, debunk damaging myths, and smash the taboos to bring this vital conversation firmly into the mainstream.

Davina McCall said in the release: ‘This is more than just a book, it’s a movement. Yes ladies!!!! An UPRISING that started with Sex Myths and the Menopause, my Channel 4 documentary and now continues with Menopausing.

'My life’s goal: to end the shame and unacceptable misinformation surrounding menopause. It seems crazy that every night us women have to take to social media to ask each other questions and share information… because there is nowhere for us to turn. I want us to keep talking, and to create a home for our menopausing community so no woman feels alone in her experience (we’ve got you). And NO ONE should ever have to suffer in silence. EVER.

'We’ve got a lot of work to do and I’m SO so pleased that Dr Louise Newson, the Menopause Doctor (who is the walking encyclopaedia on peri and menopausing) is contributing to this book. Louise is a good friend and as passionate about spreading the message as I am; she will also be on hand to provide her expert scientific advice throughout the book. Lisa Milton and her team at HQ share my passion for positive change, I love that, and I’m excited to see where we take this together. Every woman will experience the menopause, and we need information to make informed decisions about our bodies and ultimately, our lives … mic drop.'

Lisa Milton, Executive Publisher at HQ, added: ‘Since the launch of HQ, we’ve been looking for the right menopause book for a general audience. Davina’s Menopausing is the perfect book to bring menopause into the mainstream. For far too long, there’s been too little information, now we want to bust the myths, remove the taboo and create the book that every woman wants, and every man should read.’

We can't wait for this.

Davina McCall's Menopausing will be published in May 2022.

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