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Charlotte - Interview 03- Menopause

Age at interview: 54

Brief outline: Following heavy bleeding, Charlotte was referred to a gynaecologist and prescribed the drug Zoladex to induce the menopause. This led to severe hot flushes. Bleeding returned after treatment ended, however, and Charlotte is now considering a hysterectomy.

Background: Charlotte is a university professor. She is married with two adult daughters. She started the menopause at age 47. Ethnic background/nationality' Welsh/Caribbean.

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