Award-winning actress Halle Berry takes her activism to Capitol Hill, advocating for access to affordable and quality healthcare for women.

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This post was originally published on The Washington Informer

By Ashleigh Fields

Halle Berry, the first Black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, recently visited Capitol Hill to advocate for women’s rights, particularly to raise awareness about menopause.

“I’m standing up for myself. Because I know that when a woman stands up for herself she stands up for all women. And all women go through menopause,” Berry, a 57-year-old mother of two, said.

Berry shared that menopause, when a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs and releasing the necessary hormones for fertility, is one of the most unrecognized and understudied issues for women. 

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