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BBC’s Marie-Louise Connolly: ‘Life doesn’t stop because you are going through the menopause’

Ending the stigma of discussing the menopause begins with frank conversation, say three well-known interviewees 

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Tweet: BBC’s Marie-Louise Connolly

Tweet: BBC’s Marie-Louise Connolly

Tweet: BBC’s Marie-Louise Connolly with daughter Niamh

Tweet: BBC’s Marie-Louise Connolly with daughter Niamh

Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson

Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson

Pamela Ballantine. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Pamela Ballantine. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

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Tweet: BBC’s Marie-Louise Connolly

A brave and honest early morning tweet from BBC health correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly has got people talking about the taboo that is menopause.

Sharing her frustration at once again lying awake in the middle of the night, the busy mum-of-two was hesitant going public about something so personal. But her frank admission of how she is struggling with the symptoms of menopause — in particular insomnia — led to a flurry of early morning replies from hundreds of women in the same boat.


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