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Kim Cattrall urges women to 'claim' the menopause

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Kim Cattrall urges women to 'claim' the menopause

Kim Cattrall has called on women to "claim" the menopause.

The 58-year-old English-Canadian actress, who is best known for her starring role in the iconic HBO series 'Sex and the City', has been open about the fact she's going through the menopause - which represents the end of menstruation - and says it's something other women needn't feel embarrassed to talk about.

The actress - who's currently appearing in the Canadian adaptation of British show 'Sensitive Skin' - told ITV's 'Loose Women': "I don't think it's any secret that I've been going through menopause for a while.

"I haven't been hush-hush about it because I want to name what's going on for women and I don't want to hide behind something called 'The Change'."

Kim, who stars as a woman going through a mid-life crisis in 'Sensitive Skin', said it's important women feel comfortable discussing the issue in public, and do not seek to "hide behind" euphemistic expressions because they feel awkward.

The actress, who played Samantha Jones in 'Sex and the City', said: "I don't want to hide behind it. I think we need to name it, claim it [and] get over it."