INTO hormone health seminar

Over the month of May, the INTO held a roadshow of powerful, Happy Hormone seminars in Galway, Cork and Dublin to answer members’ questions around periods, fertility, pelvic health and menopause.

The seminars were hosted by Gráinne Seoige, featuring a panel of highly regarded experts:

  • Dr Sorca O Brien – Fertility & Gynaecology Specialist, Holles St & Merrion Clinic
  • Dr Caoimhe Hartley – GP Specialist, Menopause Health
  • Laura Ward – Women’s Health Physiotherapist
  • Catherine O’Keeffe – Menopause Workplace Consultant.

Hundreds of INTO members registered. The feedback was incredible*:

  • 98% said they felt more educated about the topics after attending.
  • 97% said they felt more confident to talk more openly about periods, fertility and menopause after the seminar.
  • 99% said the seminar/webinar was a valuable added benefit of being in the INTO and the Salary Protection Scheme.

The atmosphere at the seminars was one of positivity, camaraderie and support. Attendees said:

“Loved the sisterhood of this seminar. I feel like a weight has lifted from my shoulders. I no longer feel alone.”

“A fantastic event, easily the most informative and empowering seminar I have attended, many thanks to the speakers and to the INTO.”

“Absolutely empowering”

“The panellists were so knowledgeable and so generous with their information & tips”

“Informative, positive, uplifting”

“Such an amazing evening, what a pleasure to be in the company of such fabulous, educated women.”

“It was really affirming.”

“It was so informative but delivered in such a relaxed, fun way. Great speakers and very relatable.”

The roadshow was built in support of INTO’s objective to break down the stigma around reproductive health. It follows the valuable research carried out by INTO in recent years. It was proudly sponsored the Salary Protection Scheme for members of the INTO, many of whom are female. The Scheme supports members who become ill or injured and are unable to work.

*Source: survey of INTO hormone health seminar attendees, 220 responses, May 2023.

Please note: This series was not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Therefore, if you have signs and/or symptoms that are concerning on the topics discussed, now or in the future, please consult with your own GP without delay. The seminars were brought to members by Cornmarket on behalf of the scheme underwriter and are not a regulated financial product. The INTO Salary Protection Scheme is underwritten by Irish Life. Irish Life Assurance plc is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.