Fury has greeted SNP ministers living in a “fantasy” after the nationalist authority issued guidance to NHS Scotland claiming “it’s not just women” who experience symptoms from the menopause.

SNP leader Humza Yousaf’s party has ordered every health board in the country to implement the controversial guidance, warning “transgender, non-binary and intersex employees may also experience menopause and menstrual health-related symptoms”.

The decree has been sent to local health bodies to steer them on how to help employees who might be suffering from symptoms of the hormonal change.

But the SNP and Scotland’s First Minister have come under fire from campaigners.

Harry Potter author and women’s rights and spaces advocate JK Rowling mocked a similar biological claim remarking on the wording “people who menstruate”, to which she tongue-in-cheekily responded: “I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

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