Do Men Have Period?

Do Men Have Period?

 

“Shh….be careful, the boss is really in a bad mood, avoiding him these few days…”, a colleague whispering to another. 

We occasionally find the “John & Jonathan” in the office being grumpy or tiresome from time to time.  What’s going on?  Do they have “Period” as well?

Menstruation is resulted from the body releasing the uterine tissue as blood through vagina.  As men have a totally different reproductive system and do not have the same kind of blood/tissue releasing mechanism, “male period” does not exist.   However, from psychological point of view, the answer would be “yes”.

While women have PMS (premenstrual syndrome), men have IMS (Irritable Male Syndrome)

— Dr. Jen Diamond, the psychologist and author of the international best-seller, Men Menopause

While women have PMS (premenstrual syndrome), men have IMS (Irritable Male Syndrome), according to Dr. Jen Diamond, the psychologist and author of the international best-seller, Men Menopause.  Men also experience periodical hormonal fluctuation as their testosterone level changes. The ups and downs could happen within a day or over a longer period, resulting apparent mood swings, fatigue, anxiety or even depression. 

Next time, when the male coworker sitting next to you seems in a bad mood for no reason, you might mark the calendar and possibly send him a pack of chocolate at the time of the month.