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Sex, Mind And The Menopause — Davina McCall on her documentary about how menopause affects the workplace

Sex, Mind and the Menopause on Channel 4 sees Davina McCall looking at workplace issues.
Sex, Mind and the Menopause on Channel 4 sees Davina McCall looking at workplace issues. (Image credit: C4)

Sex, Mind And The Menopause is a follow-up documentary on Channel 4. Last year, Davina McCall’s 2021 documentary Sex, Myths and the Menopause, also on Channel 4, gathered a huge public response when it highlighted the misconceptions and lack of education around the menopause. 

"I’ve never had a reaction like the one I received after Sex, Myths and the Menopause aired,’ says McCall. ‘It was profoundly moving and deeply humbling and what I realised is that women need more answers, more support, and a voice."

Davina is back with a 2022 follow-up which examines how menopausal women suffering symptoms are being sidelined, sacked, or forced to go part-time in the workplace. 

So here's all you need to know about Davina McCall's 2022 documentary Sex, Mind and the Menopause on Channel 4...

Davina McCall campaigning in Sex, Mind and the Menopause.

Davina McCall has plenty to say in Sex, Mind and the Menopause. (Image credit: Channel 4)

Sex, Mind and the Menopause air date

Sex, Mind and the Menopause will be shown on Channel 4 on Monday May 2 at 9pm. After that release date, the show will then become available on All4, where you can also see Davina McCall's 2021 documentary Sex, Myths and the Menopause.

Davina McCall on what happens in Sex, Mind and the Menopause

Sex, Mind and the Menopause looks at workplace issues but also tackles questions such as what is the safest form of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) and would menopausal women benefit from testosterone?

"People are crying out for guidance on how to cope with this stage of their lives," says Davina McCall, who, last October, joined women outside the Houses of Parliament to celebrate the reduction of HRT prescription charges and the creation of a dedicated menopause task force.

"Women in their mid-40s are reaching their prime," Davina adds. "Many of us, just as we find our stride, are struck down with a hormone deficiency that can lead some women to suicide. Think about the drain on the economy when all these women with 30 years of experience in the workplace have to leave because they can’t cope due to a lack of hormones. Think of the drain on the NHS paying for hip replacements, treating osteoporosis and heart disease when HRT could lower the risk of these issues, save money, and help society. It’s literally a super-smart business move.

"I hope viewers will watch this and feel empowered and more confident and they will now have enough knowledge to go and talk to their GP about what they need."

Davina McCall campaigning in Sex, Mind and the Menopause.

Davina McCall campaigning in October 2021 (Image credit: Channel 4)

Is there a trailer for Sex, Mind and the Menopause?

A trailer for Sex, Mind and the Menopause hasn't been released by Channel 4. The previous 2021 documentary Sex, Myths and the Menopause however did create plenty of discussion as you can see from the clip below featuring Nadia Sawalha...

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I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.