Halle Berry Announces ‘I’m Menopausal’ – Movie News | Film-News.co.uk

Halle Berry has told people on the steps of the US Capitol: “I am in menopause” to raise awareness of “this stage of life”.

The actress, 57, joined a group of senators to push for legislation that would spend $275 million (£219.4 million) on menopause research and education.

“I’m menopausal, okay?” she announced. “The shame needs to be taken out of menopause. We need to talk about this very normal part of our lives that is happening.”

She added, “Our doctors can’t even say the word to us, let alone guide us through the journey.”

The Catwoman star opened up about how she was initially falsely diagnosed with herpes before eventually discovering she was in perimenopause.

Halle is one of many celebrities who openly talk about menopause with the aim of raising awareness and helping other women cope with their symptoms.

Drew Barrymore has invested in Evernow, a menopause telemedicine company, while Naomi Watts founded Stripes, a company that offers holistic menopause solutions such as vitamin blends and moisturizers.