Effin Hormones

Four strong women. 
One powerful fan.
 LOTS of laughter.
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Be an Effin Star and Help Fund Series 3

It may surprise you to hear we don't make money from the Effin Hormones podcast. We record after work, with our own kit, and at our own expense. Helen spends her weekends editing, and we pay a very talented young man to make our graphics for socials. We LOVE making the programme. However, in order to make the third series we need to cover our costs - editing, website hosting and our designer. We still won't make any profit from the programme, and we don't want to. (Unless you're a potential major sponsor, in which case please ignore the last sentence!). So if you can spare a few pounds - for example, imagine you’ve bought us a round of drinks or a couple of frothy coffees - then we can fund the next series. If we don't make enough to cover the costs for a next series, we'll donate your money to a menopause charity instead.

Please click on the star above to go to our 'Go Fund Me' page.


Emma, Helen, Beena and Terri xxxx

Latest Episodes

Series 2 Finale: There Is No One Face of Menopause

It’s the end of series 2, and in this episode we heard some FABULOUS news from Emma! This episode is also all about representation. One of the reasons why we decided to start this podcast about perimenopause and beyond...

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Kate Muir – Why Granny Orcas Are Badass

Kate Muir is the journalist who brought us THAT Channel 4 documentary, Davina McCall: Sex Myths and the Menopause, in summer 2021. The programme had a huge impact on breaking down taboos when it came to talking about menopause...

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Our Podcast Guests

Totes Inappropes

Founder, Totes Merry Peri
Totes Inappropes

Totes Inappropes (Alison Stankard) created
Totes Merry Peri – a FaceBook group with 25k members who share their often funny stories of peri- and menopause.
She discusses Vitamin B12, her own meno experiences, and the sport she coined – ‘wironing.’

Sue Devaney


The lovely Sue is currently on our TV screens as Debbie Webster in Coronation StreetYou may remember her from Jonny Briggs, Casualty or dinnerladies.
Sue openly discusses the effects of menopause on her mental health and how she’s doing now. And we all love her for it. 


Making Menopausal Women Visible

Heather and Sam used their extensive corporate expertise to establish Gen-M when they realised that some brands aren’t catering for women at this time of life. From clothing to coaching and femtech to fitness, Gen-M is a one stop shop – and they’re working to get everyone on board. 

Karen Arthur

Fashion Designer

Have you ever searched online for menopause and clicked, ‘images’? When Karen first asked other black women this question she started a conversation on diversity in menopause which has inspired her to launch and present the brilliant podcast, Menopause Whilst Black – which is now into its second series.

Collette Walsh

Journalist and holistic therapist

While working in Spain, a concerned colleague traipsed Collette to a pharmacist where she translated her symptoms.
Collette left the farmacia armed with HRT. 
She’s since embraced her ‘middle ages’, and is on a mission to help women who want it to access hormone replenishment therapy – including testosterone.

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