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New booklet aims to help P.E.I. women manage perimenopause, menopause

Status of Women Minister Darlene Compton, left, meets with contributors of a new booklet aimed to help women learn about and better manage perimenopause and menopause, including Jillian Kilfoil, Women's Network P.E.I.; Roxanne Laughlin, Public Health & Family Nutrition; Laura Abdallah, Picadilly Acupuncture & Apothecary; Lana McMurrer, Simmonds McMurrer Naturopathic Medicine
Status of Women Minister Darlene Compton, left, meets with contributors of a new booklet aimed to help women learn about and better manage perimenopause and menopause, including Jillian Kilfoil, Women's Network P.E.I.; Roxanne Laughlin, Public Health & Family Nutrition; Laura Abdallah, Picadilly Acupuncture & Apothecary; Lana McMurrer, Simmonds McMurrer Naturopathic Medicine - Contributed

The Interministerial Women’s Secretariat wants Island women to know there is new booklet available with plenty of valuable information to help them learn about and better manage perimenopause and menopause. 

Perimenopause, Menopause, and You, is available online and will be available at various women’s wellness centres, community organizations and Health P.E.I. sites. 

The booklet makes it easy for women to access a broad range of resources and material in one place and includes various topics, such as common symptoms, treatment options, diet and exercise.

The booklet was developed collaboratively with input from a variety of organizations and individuals, including Health P.E.I.; Public Health and Family Nutrition; Women’s Wellness and Sexual Health Program; P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women; PEERS Alliance; Women’s Network P.E.I.; Laura Abdallah, Picadilly Acupuncture & Apothecary; and naturopathic doctors Kali Simmonds, and Lana McMurrer.  

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