Menopause and women with learning disabilities

This report project was undertaken by Michelle McCarthy and Lorraine Millard as part of the Growing Older with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) programme at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. 

The purpose of the research was to investigate what women with learning disabilities understand about menopause, how they experienced it and what support they needed and received. 

The attitudes and practices of GP's, staff in learning disability services and parents of older women with learning disabilities were also explored.