BBC Radio Sheffield is to join forces with Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour for a week-long series looking at the impact the menopause is having on women’s lives.

The investigation will be jointly presented by Jane Garvey from Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio Sheffield’s mid-morning presenter Paulette Edwards. Jane and Paulette will kick the series off on Monday January 15th with a phone in programme to be broadcast on both stations from 10am where listeners share their personal experiences of the menopause.

And on Tuesday January 16th, new data from a poll commissioned by Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio Sheffield will be released. The poll investigates how the menopause affects British women at work, in their relationships, and the treatments they found effective.

Across the rest of the week Jane Garvey and Jenni Murray on Woman’s Hour and Paulette Edwards on BBC Radio Sheffield will continue to hear from listeners and experts with advice on navigating this stage in a woman’s life. This will include interviews with Dr Heather Currie, immediate past chair of the BMS.