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About the Effin Hormones podcast
Effin Hormones is four friends discussing those ten years in a woman’s life that lead up to the menopause. The perimenopause. BUT – it’s about more than that. Basically – if you’re ‘peri’, you’re in our gang. If you think you’re peri, and those symptoms end up being something else – you’re welcome too. If you’re menopausal – you’re in our gang. If you’re a partner, male, female, identifying as male or female – whatever – and you’re living with someone going through this – you’re welcome too! Because this is TOUGH.

DISCLAIMER:
We are NOT health experts and we’re not pretending or trying to be. 
We share our experiences and call upon the collective wisdom of other women. Please do seek professional help if you need it. 
Happy Listening!

The Effin Gang x

We’ve Been Given The Elba

Chin chin from all the gang as we celebrate our WIN at the British Podcast Awards 2022! Effin Hormones won GOLD for the Best Wellbeing Podcast in those awards, presented by actor Idris Elba and Sabrina Elba, activist and UN Goodwill Ambassador, so join...

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Gold!

Yeah baby – we are gold! We’ve won Best Well-being in the British Podcast Awards! Here’s a little message of thanks from Producer, Helen x

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Gold!
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Guess what??!!

We’ve got some news!

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Guess what??!!
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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 was because we hadn’t felt...

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Series 2 Finale: There Is No One Face of Menopause
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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 and perimenopause. Kate joined the...

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Sync Your Cycle

I put my children’s need before mine then I realised that to keep them healthy, I needed to keep me healthy. Jem Brooks is a personal trainer who works with women in mid-life, to help them get back their spark. Did you know, that...

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Best Of ’21 – What Have We Learnt?

“You’re not on your own. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.” The Effin Hormones gang have had the actor Sue Devaney’s words in their minds throughout this whole first series of the podcast about perimenopause and beyond. Sue’s story – and everything she’s triumphed...

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Effin Outtakes

If you thought the Effin Hormones gang are always on point, then think again! It's often chaos. Beautiful chaos though, and if you think about it, that's quite a reflection of life with peri menopause and menopause too. Embrace the chaos that's what we say! In this...

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Stitch Your Parachute With Carmel Cardona

I love my body. Look what it’s done, what it’s got through! I’m so proud of it. Carmel Cardona can teach us a LOT about how to get through some of the curveballs thrown our way at this time of life.  She’s a resilience coach and...

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From the Rag to Riches

Marnie Riches is an award winning writer and tutor in the written word. She writes crime novels featuring cool, kickass women. She's very wise; very filthy, very sweary and VERY funny! Join Effin Hormones' host, Emma Goswell and the gang Helen Brown,...

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Straight Outta Lockdown

I feel like I’ve got a private drug dealer! I got a higher dosage of oestrogen. And then I said, maybe I should try some testosterone as well? She said, ‘okay’. The Effin Hormones gang returns to talk perimenopause and menopause – with no...

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This Is Why I Speak About Menopause

“I’m sitting at my kitchen table, hot flushing…traumatised.” Karen Arthur began speaking out about her health and wellbeing after the murder of George Floyd in summer 2020. She’d been struggling with all kinds of menopausal symptoms and was traumatised by the news. As the...

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I’ll Have What She’s Having!

“We should be able to access hormones over the counter!” “It should be as simple as a quick appointment with the GP, collect your prescription and start your hormone replenishment programme, as I call it.” Collette Walsh is a journalist who specialises in women’s...

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Show Me The Meno

Why is it so hard to find products you can trust for peri menopause? That’s what Heather Jackson and Sam Simister asked when perimenopause hit both of them like a truck. They’re both hugely successful women, who had big plans for their 50’s. It...

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You’re Not On Your Own – With Sue Devaney

The actor Sue Devaney has starred in some of the UK’s biggest TV shows, from Casualty and Dinnerladies to Coronation Street. But when perimenopause hit, she had to stop everything. Sue’s really come through it, but she’s come out the other side and shares...

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You're Not On Your Own - With Sue Devaney
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Perimenopause With Totes Inappropes

What’s the best way to cope with peri menopause? The Effin Hormones gang are big fans of connecting with other people who are going through the same thing. Sharing experiences helps you realise that you haven’t made it all up – these symptoms really...

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Meet the Gang

Remember those days when you went out for drinks with friends after work? That was us – the Effin Hormones gang. Fast forward ten years and one of us is a mum; two of us have dogs that wake us up stupidly early –...

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Meet the Gang
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Effin Hormones: The Trailer!

Struggling with your Effin Hormones? You’re in the right place. Emma Goswell, Helen Brown, Beena Khetani and Terri Sweeney are four mates who all hit their 40s and thought “what the HECK is happening to me? And why the HECK didn’t anyone tell me...

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