By: Red Hot Mamas
Published: June 11, 2014
As many as 75 percent of women who have gone through menopause are living with vaginal dryness, a bothersome symptom that they feel is negatively affecting their quality of life.[1,2] Despite the high prevalence, only 25 percent of women with vaginal dryness will take action to resolve it. To address this, five leading women’s health advocates today announced the formation of GLAM™ (Great Life After Menopause), an alliance that will encourage the millions of women whose lives are disrupted by this “silent symptom” of menopause to speak up and seek help.
About GLAM™ (Great Life After Menopause)
Five outspoken women’s health advocates who have experienced menopause have united to lend their distinctive voices to help raise awareness of the vaginal changes associated with menopause; educate that these changes may be due to a chronic, treatable condition; and empower women to break the taboo and seek treatment so they can live their lives to the fullest. By harnessing the power of social media, the women of GLAM™ will rally women around this very important topic.
The alliance members are:
- Geri Brin, founder of women’s online destination FabOverFifty.com
- Karen Giblin, founder of Red Hot Mamas®, the largest menopause education program in North America. She is a sought-after speaker and influencer in the women’s health care community and author of Eat to Defeat Menopause andManagement Counseling for the Perimenopausal and Menopausal Patient
- Barbara Hannah Grufferman, National Osteoporosis Foundation’s first Bone Health Ambassador, AARP columnist and YouTube Channel host and author of The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More
- Staness Jonekos, whose blog was also voted one of Healthline’s 13 Best Menopause Blogs of 2013, is also a contributor to the Huffington Post and Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com. She has appeared on The Today Show and is a member of the North American Menopause Society
Mary Jane Minkin, MD, FACOG, NCMP, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine, will serve as the medical consultant to the alliance.
GLAM™ (Great Life After Menopause) is assembled and sponsored by Novo Nordisk Inc.
Read the full press release here!