Hot flushes, changing moods, loss of libdo... the menopause has a bad reputation. But is the second half of a woman's life necessarily the worst?
Is there a conspiracy of silence over the menopause? Do women of a certain age become invisible? What does how we talk – or not talk – about the menopause say about how society views women?
Panelists include Pat Mitchell – Media executive, producer and curator Eileen Bellot – Managing Director of Reclaim the Menopause Rachel Weiss – Founder of the Menopause Café Dr Louise Newson – GP, medical writer and editor, and menopause specialist