Sociological and medical first documentary about menopause
'Women without pause' is the first international document that addresses the issue of menopause from the point of view of sociology and health and aims to break the taboo that exists on this subject.
The work shows evidence of 30 women and their relatives in Japan, Tanzania, Ecuador, France and Spain and U.S. specialists, Bangladesh, Spain and England. Thus, among the latter are the president of the International Menopause Society, former president of the North American Menopause Society, the president of the Bangladesh Menopause Society and several gynecologists of Spain, Mexico, Venezuela and Ecuador.
This project has seen the light of Paula's hand Palacios, who created 'Palacios Films' in 2006 and in 2007 began its journey around the world to gather testimony from experts, women and their families. The objective, to compare this period of life in different cultures. "The European woman," says this professional-menopause when you're depressed and cranky. " He added "in our society is a step often linked to emotional weakness, anxiety and irritation."
And is that menopause is not well known "for over half the female population because they never explained that it is a natural stage of life characterized by declining female sex hormones that can trigger symptoms that will influence their quality of life. "
Therefore, the issue of whether to take hormones or non-arrival of menopause, the message we launched this film is that women who make them have a lack of estrogen replacement therapy (HRT), but not all need. It also recalls that menopause is not a disease, since all the women who came to experience this age yet, most of them go to their doctor for help.
However, we must bear in mind that European women live an average of 30 years after menopause. Therefore, "we should consider that they have the future to enjoy the whole society has become aware of it." According to Paula Palacios, the West should "see the stage from a positive light as do many women in Africa, with a life expectancy of 50 years, will have almost no time to enjoy it" .
This training ensures that the conclusion to be drawn from this initiative is that menopause plays a fundamental role in human evolution: "Having spent much time with Tanzanian tribes have seen how the grandmother plays a key role within the family , caring for other women who remain fertile are pregnant and their newborns. " However, if the woman did not have menopause "continue to conceive until the end of his days, as we are seeing today with artificial insemination." In this sense, says producer and director of the documentary, "a final shutdown of the female reproductive tract is necessary for human survival."