Sometimes, the way we talk about menopuase might leave some people feeling excluded. This site explains the issues surrounding gender and menopause, and offers tips on ensuring your message reaches everyone.
Many mainstream menopause resources exclude the experience of people who are notor not heterosexual. This means some groups of people who will go through the menopause at some point in their lives may feel left out of conversations about it.
For example, transgender men (men who were classed as female at birth) may go through a menopause naturally, or they may experience one as the result of surgery or other treatment they have. When workplace menopause support is aimed exclusively at women, they may feel uncomfortable reaching out and asking for the accommodations they need.
On this site, psychotherapist and counsellor Tania Glyde explores the menopause from an intersectional perspective. In the blog section, you can explore topics such as the non-binary experience of menopause, and why addressing your audience as ‘ladies’ might be putting off some of the people who need your help the most.
There are also links to other resources, including events, research, and support lines.
This site is ideal for anyone looking to learn more about the menopause and how it relates to LGBTQI+ lives, so is ideal for HR staff looking to implement an inclusive policy.