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The Women first program is an educational project that aims to raise women’s awareness of current reproductive health issues as well as the challenges that may arise throughout a woman’s life. The program includes educational articles, brochures and services related to women’s health, pregnancy and transition to menopause.

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Rosana’s story: Learning about menopause helps cope with it

I was 45 and was suffering from hot flashes, mood swings, irregular menstrual flow and insomnia. I also started to forget basic things, had brain fog and sudden sadness right after the flashes – it felt like a metaphysical sensation. I was still menstruating, but irregularly. I’d had terrible anxiety in the past — panic…

Ying’s story: Finding my own way through menopause

I see menopause as a law of nature that we can’t avoid. I look after myself, but I don’t spend much on special foods or medicine. A little on essential oils, along with red bean and gelatin soup, which I eat for a few days before and after my period. I’ve been drinking more tea…

Ivonne’s story: Life doesn’t end with menopause

Lots of things happen to women and sometimes we don’t even know why. I’m a nurse, which has helped a little. That’s how I knew it was menopause when I was 50. It began with irregular periods: two months on, one off. Then came hot flashes. I felt like I was burning, drenched in sweat!…

Prisha’s story: A daughter’s support can be all you need

My symptoms began a few years ago, soon after my daughter returned home from graduating college. We weren’t used to living in the same house anymore and I was moody and irritable, snapping at her the whole time. My daughter said I wasn’t myself and tried to talk to me about it. My periods had…

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