October is World Menopause Awareness month: Five years ago that might have been a surprising statement to read in a legal journal or to hear in a corporate environment, but lately the menopause has definitely been having a moment. In 2021, a well-received TV documentary fronted by UK TV presenter Davina McCall sought to challenge many preconceptions about the menopause, and was followed up by a coordinated campaign involving a number of prominent female public figures which ignited a public debate. Demand for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication has increased by 42% between 2021 and 2022 and a special taskforce was set up to coordinate supply chains modelling the approach taken with the Covid vaccine. Menopause specialists like Dr Louise Newson and Dr Jennifer Gunter have come to prominence by debunking myths on social media and providing support networks for menopausal women. A #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign is aiming for 150,000 signatures on a petition to parliament demanding mandatory menopause training for all GPs, and menopause policies in every workplace. In the United Kingdom there is now an All-Party Parliamentary Group and in 2021 a Private Member's Bill was introduced which seeks to abolish prescription charges for HRT.