We have many examples of age-control. We should dye grey hair, peel our wrinkled skin and rejuvenate our vagina. The message is clear: an aged woman can not be sexy. It's time to change this narrative.

By Sophie Beria

Many of us know that menopause is limited to jokes and that any woman can become a victim of it. "What a menopausal thing to do" is a phrase we yell out without even thinking about the consequences. “Of course, there are myths and misinformation about any topic in our society and menopause is no exception," – says 54-year-old Anna*, a teacher. "I’ve often heard abusive, sexist phrases towards an elderly woman, comments that she is not useful as a woman and she’s out of her mind because she has menopause."