Davina McCall’s documentary will be broadcast tonight, where the presenter will aim to tackle the stigma surrounding menopause.
The TV host will front the eye-opening document, titled Sex, Mind & The Menopause, as a follow-up to her critically acclaimed first documentary, Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause.
Davina, 54, has been very open about her own experiences with menopause in recent years, and talked honestly about the disabling symptoms she has had, which included brain fog and depression.
Now the former Big Brother host is inspired by the effect her first documentary had – despite initially reluctant to make it – and feels strongly about giving everyone who needs it access to Hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
“I was literally stopped by everyone,” she told Metro.co.uk. ‘Men, women, everyone who said,’ Oh my God, I saw that thing last night, it was amazing, I sat down and cried, that’s what happened to me, and nobody listened to me, and now I go to my doctor … “
‘It was insane!’ she said. “I thought ‘Oh my God, what’s happened, what’s going on?’
The movement to educate about the symptoms of menopause and giving (HRT) has “grown and grown” since then, Davina added.
Tonight’s documentary will not only explore, he explores her experience with menopause and its early stages, known as perimenopause.
When does the documentary start?
Sex, Mind & The Menopause airs tonight (May 2) at 21.00.
Davina hopes the program will provide comfort to those who feel they are alone in going through menopause, dispelling myths about how people think it is.
The star has previously commented on the fear she felt when she herself began to experience the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, and believes a documentary would have helped her tremendously at the time.
“I would have started on HRT much earlier,” she said.
‘I would not have fought on for three years, felt lost and felt lonely and scared.’
“Hopefully, any woman in her 40s will not be in the dark anymore,” she added.
Which channel is the documentary on?
Davina’s documentary will be broadcast on Channel 4 and will subsequently be streamed on All4.
She hopes the doctor will ‘give women some hope’ as they feel more confident talking about what they are going through.
Davina has previously told us that she noticed a big difference in others – and herself – ‘just talked’ about it after the success of her first documentary, saying that ‘women who are not ashamed or afraid or embarrassed’ about what they experienced is crucial.
Davina McCall: Sex, Mind & The Menopause airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
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