Literary Festival Announces The Menopause Doctor

Henley Literary Festival’s Pop-up programme continues into Spring, with Dr Louise Newson coming to Henley on Thursday 2 May.

Louise is widely regarded as the UK’s leading medical expert on menopause and has been described as the doctor “who kick started the menopause revolution”.

Louise was working as a GP when she began to suspect that many patients with menopausal symptoms were being misdiagnosed by other healthcare professionals, or ignored. That led her to train as a menopause specialist and, in time, to become the UK’s most informed and passionate advocate for helping women find the help they need.

The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause Louise’s book covers the key facts about hormones, their importance and their effects on our bodies. It explores family histories and their effects on menopause, the complete guide to HRT, libidos, mental and physical health, how menopause affects our careers and relationships and so much more. That book became a Sunday Times Bestseller when it published in hardback last year.  It was the result of years of work for Louise – combining not just her expert medical knowledge but the understanding and wisdom she has gained too – and she has now revised and updated the book for the paperback release, which she is bringing to Henley on publication day.

The book contains exclusive new medical research and answers the questions women most often ask Louise in her clinic. There are real stories from women who want their experiences shared to benefit others. And there is clear advice from other medical experts in related fields including mental health, dermatology, nutrition, psychology and oncology.

Festival Director Harriet Reed Ryan said: “The topic of perimenopause and menopause is rightly gaining huge momentum and being more widely spoken about which is a real positive to increase everyone’s understanding of the symptoms and treatments available. We’re delighted to have an authority figure like Louise coming to Henley to talk on this matter.”

The event will at The Kenton at 8pm so come along and listen to Louise continue her campaign to educate everyone – including men – about the menopause and to improve the future health and wellbeing of women.

Tickets are available via and on 01491 575948 (10am-2pm Monday -Thursday). Visit the website for information on becoming a Friend of the Festival for priority booking and other benefits.


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