BONUS EPISODE: Menopause, finding the funny in the hot flushes, featuring Shaparak Khorsandi, Sally Phillips and Andrea McLean

To celebrate October being Menopause Awareness Month, Boots presents Taboo Talk hosted a one-off special featuring three incredible guests: Shaparak ‘Shappi’ Khorsandi, Sally Phillips and Andrea McLean. Together with Vogue, they discussed their own personal experiences of perimenopause and menopause, covering everything from night sweats, fatigue and forgetfulness, to gaining immense wisdom, buying a puppy and taking up whittling. Tune in to learn all about the signs, symptoms and ways to help manage them, as well as how to find support when you need it. It’s time to destigmatise this totally natural biological process – and have some laughs along the way. 


Boots has products, services and advice for over 40 menopause signs and symptoms. Visit our award winning Menopause support hub at 

Boots Online Doctor menopause and HRT treatment*

Boots Online Doctor vaginal dryness treatment*

*Access to prescription-only medicine is subject to an online consultation with a clinician to assess suitability. Subject to availability. Eligibility criteria and charges apply.


Gina 10 Micrograms Vaginal Tablets (local oestrogen Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) without a prescription): contain estradiol to treat and relieve vaginal symptoms post menopause. Always read the label. Supply is subject to a suitability assessment and approval by a pharmacist. 

Boots Skin:Edit range for menopausal skin 

No7 Menopause Skincare range 

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