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Health: Fact vs Fiction - Vagina chat and the Big M

Vagina chat and the Big M

This episode is a funny and frank discussion about women’s intimate health and the menopause.  

 

Host Anna Richardson talks early menopause; chatting about everything from HRT to sex, with celebrity guest Andrea McLean from Loose Women. With expert advice from Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist Shazia Malik from HCA UK’s The Portland Hospital.

 

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Shazia Malik

Miss Shazia Malik

Miss Shazia Malik, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK.

 

Shazia Malik is one of the UK’s most respected gynaecologists. She gained her Medical degree with Honours and a Gold Medal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1991. She has trained in Obstetrics in some of the largest tertiary level units in the country. Her specialist training was undertaken in Cambridge where she was also a research fellow funded by the MRC with a world-famous team looking at abnormal vessel function in women with excessively heavy periods or endometriosis.

 

She went on to successfully complete Subspecialty accreditation in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at UCLH (London), where she remains an Honorary Consultant.  

 

She has worked as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist as part of the Recurrent Miscarriage team at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, The Portland Hospital, part of HCA UK, and as a Consultant in IVF at CRGH – one of the country’s leading IVF units.  

 

Whilst becoming a Subspecialist, Shazia pursued her interest in Gynaecological Ultrasound at King’s College Hospital and is currently lead for early pregnancy/emergency gynaecology at Chase Farm Hospital, alongside a busy Obstetric workload.

Andrea McLean

Andrea McLean

Andrea McLean is a television presenter working on shows such as ITV’s GMTV, Dancing On Ice and 3@Three, UKTV Style’s Our House, 5’s Espresso and most notably ITV’s multi-award-winning live daytime chat show Loose Women, which she hosted for 11 years. Throughout Andrea’s 22-year career, she has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Oprah Winfrey, Drew Barrymore, Will Smith, Dustin Hoffman and Amy Schumer.

 

In addition to her television career, Andrea has self-written two books. Her first was an autobiography Confessions Of A Good Girl which spent two weeks at Number 1 on the Sunday Times Best Seller list. Her second was the best-seller Confessions Of A Menopausal Woman: Everything you want to know but are too afraid to ask…, which was released in June 2018, following requests from thousands of women who contacted her to ask about her experience of this hugely personal, and still largely taboo subject.

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