Life is still blooming for new generation of post-menopausal women.Anson Chan is the idol. Worry more on living too long, survey said.Back
Date of Release: October 14, 2004
With continued medical progress, women in their 50s are now taking on new faces, as compared to those a generation ago. In UK, they are called the "Jubilee Women", which refers to a new generation of menopausal women who are more healthy, educated, financially independent and have more choices in life. Gone is the self-defeating image of a fragile, gloomy, and aging woman. Menopause, a then eyebrow-frowning stage in life, has now assume a different but more positive definition for many women.
In an effort to promote women's health, The Hong Kong Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society has commissioned the Public Opinion Programme of the University of Hong Kong to conduct a survey on "New Generation of Menopausal Women Attitude Survey". Conducted in September this year, the study interviewed 315 menopausal or post-menopausal women aged 45-60 through telephone. The findings are presented by Dr. Dominic Li, President of the Hong Kong Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, in a press conference today.
Better life qualities are enjoyed by new generation of menopausal women
New generation of menopausal women still feel the negative impacts brought by menopause
Too long living has become a source of worry for new generation of menopausal women
Anson Chan is the idol of new generation of menopausal women
According to Dr. Dominic Li, President of the Hong Kong Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, though new generation of menopausal women are enjoying better qualities of life, they cannot let go the shadow of menopause and still bear many worries about the future.
"Menopause is a natural process in life. Women should be more prepared for menopausal or post menopausal stage by learning more and taking good care of their physical and psychological health. They should consult their doctors for medical treatment if needed. Freed themselves from the pressure of maintaining an unrealistically youthful look. Developing new interests and hobbies will help. Setting new objectives and thinking positively are most important." Dr Li commented.
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Media contact: Wendy Tong (Grey Healthcare)