Peri menopause and menopause symptoms affect 85% of people who have or had periods and can vary from mild to severe. Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being wants to better understand the impact of this normal but sometimes difficult transition on the well-being of UC Davis employees and potentially identify ways to support them to improve quality of life​. 

Embracing the Change: Menopause Webinar Part 1 & 2

Join Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being as we explore the undiscussed topic of menopause. In this 2-part series, Sophia, dietetic intern, provides an overview of peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause. In part 2, Dr. Elaine Waetjen of UC Davis Health covers common themes and questions such as diagnosing menopause, symptoms, and navigating medical care:

Support in the Workplace

Meno-power group​

  • Monthly support group for UC Davis staff and faculty​
  • For individuals who are experiencing symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, or who are curious about this transition​
  • Co-hosted by Dr. Laura Fejerman and Michele Belden​
  • Email to receive the invite link to the next virtual meet-up​

Reasonable Requests You Can Ask For

  • If possible, ask about flexible work options, such as work from home​
  • Requesting a different uniform (short sleeves instead of long)​
  • Asking for a fan or moving to a cooler part of office​
    • If bringing one from home let supervisor know​
  • Setting reminders to help with brain fog​