A trans man is someone who identifies and lives as a man but was likely assigned female at birth. Trans men may experience menopausal symptoms if their ovaries remain in place.
They may experience surgical menopause if the ovaries and uterus are removed.
A trans women is someone who identifies as a woman but was likely assigned male gender at birth. They may experience pseudo-menopausal symptoms if their hormone therapy treatment is interrupted or levels are unstable.
Non-binary people’s gender identity does not sit comfortably with the binary of ‘man’ or ‘woman’.
Some non-binary people may identify with some aspects of binary identities (e.g. they may feel they embody some elements of masculinity or femininity or both), while others reject them entirely.
Some non-binary people may also experience menopausal symptoms.
The Menopause Policy and Guidance is aimed to support all staff working for the University who may experience menopause-type symptoms, regardless of their perceived gender.
If you feel you need more information, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Unit.