Speaking in the Seanad today Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly raised her recent meeting with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) in which they highlighted the lack of funding for GP training courses on women’s health care such as the menopause.
O’Reilly said “while there are courses being put on in women’s health, the State is not providing any funding whatsoever”. She went on to say “I spoke here in the Seanad a number of week ago about the menopause and about a debate that was being carried on across the airwaves. It is our job as public representatives to bring that into the Oireachtas and into the political sphere to make sure that women are getting everything that they need”. O’Reilly concluded “we simply need to ensure that we are adequately resourcing GPs and adequately resourcing those who are providing the training because every single woman who goes into every practice needs to be sure that they are getting the same information.”