In an effort to break the taboo and encourage conversation around the menopause, Channel 4 has announced Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause.
The hour-long programme will see Davina McCall recall the details of her own menopause journey while busting the myths, fear and shame surrounding hormone replacement therapy.
In order to shed some light on the lack of understanding and misinformation that still prevails, the film will take a deep dive into the science of the menopause and how it impacts women’s health.
With personal contributions from a variety of women who have lived through the highs and lows of the menopause, the film aims to spark a frank discussion about a topic that should no longer be a taboo.
Presenter Davina McCall commented: “I don’t think I’ve ever worked on a project that has affected me so deeply. 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!”