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LucyBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 08-Oct-19 12:04:07

This survey is now closed

MNHQ & GNHQ want to find out more about women's experience of the peri-menopause, the menopause and the post-menopausal period, as well as women's thoughts around the topic if you are yet to experience it.

This survey is open to all female Mumsnet and Gransnet users who live in the UK. All who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer or GNer will win a £100 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).

Please click here to complete the survey

Thanks and good luck!

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HoneyandSpice Tue 08-Oct-19 13:08:17

Survey doesn't seem to be working for me - clicking next button is keeping me in the same page - of course this could be my period menopausal brain fog!

JustineBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 08-Oct-19 13:42:38

Hi @HoneyandSpice thanks for letting us know and apologies - is this still happening for you? Would you be able to email us on letting us know which question you're experiencing this on so we can take a look?

ForeverFaff Tue 08-Oct-19 14:03:24

Why are MNHQ allowed to acknowledge the sex of certain people for its own benefit, but women who don't agree that males can become females are silenced, banned and treated like children?
Disgusting hypocrisy here.

EagleVisionSquirrelWork Tue 08-Oct-19 15:25:49

A few trick questions on this survey, I see. I wonder if Q23 is going to catch anyone out?

GreasyFryUp Tue 08-Oct-19 17:21:42

Hard to answer with respect to GPs. Mine's great, another in the practice might be crap. Shouldn't it be phrased YOUR GP rather than a general plural?

EmpressLesbianInChair Tue 08-Oct-19 18:15:55

Done. But why do you have the female / male question?

Barracker Tue 08-Oct-19 18:39:12

Can you clarify what you mean by female please @MNHQ?

As far as I can tell, every time I've used the definition of female that I understand to be correct, and have factually noted particular people who are not female, I've apparently committed a breach of talk guidelines.

This seems like an opportune moment for you to clarify EXACTLY what you mean by female, since you're specifically asking exclusively for female respondents here.

Also, I can then use your own clarification to ensure that I don't breach guidelines in future when I point out that a person is male, not female.


EmpressLesbianInChair Tue 08-Oct-19 18:40:37

I expect the Misogynist Monitors will be rushing to fill it in, Barracker..

RaininSummer Tue 08-Oct-19 19:00:15

Yes question 23 is odd. Can I also add that I would like gps to have more knowledge of alternative remedies as we can all take or want to take hrt.

lljkk Tue 08-Oct-19 19:13:49

I would like to see the results when ready. -Female

Barracker Tue 08-Oct-19 20:30:39

Oh yes, there was a compulsory question about how long you suffered symptoms after menopause. One, two years etc
Need to disregard those answers since there wasn't an option for 'none - I was on HRT'

TheAlternativeTentacle Tue 08-Oct-19 23:22:27

Also you don't go through the menopause and come out the other side. Menopause means the end of ovulation and periods. That's it.

LadyAndiBella Tue 08-Oct-19 23:53:16

Why do you ask women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms if they are female or not?

Also, why does every mumsnet survey have to ask if you have dc and their ages?? This survey is nothing to do with caring for children.

MrGsFancyNewVagina Wed 09-Oct-19 02:23:37

I was happily filling the form in, until I got to the question that asked me what sex I am. Now, considering it’s a questioner about the menopause, the only answer ANYONE can honestly give is woman, female that wants to believe that they’re a man, a male that wants to pretend he’s going through the menopause because of the drugs he’s taking and now wants to pretend he is of the female sex, or someone who pretends they are either both or neither. ‘‘Tis all a bit confusing.

When survey monkey has to pretend that non women have the menopause, you know no money is worth selling your dignity.

ForeverFaff Wed 09-Oct-19 06:54:05

I guess @MNHQ are happy to throw women under the woke bus then.
Are we just cash cows now? Shut up with your talk about things we don't like, but fill in surveys for our sponsors.
Do men have periods?

kristallen Wed 09-Oct-19 07:06:35

Aah men have menopause too? Great Mumsnet. Would it be possible to give us an explanation of how this works? I always understood menopause to be the cessation of ovulation and menstruation along with hormonal change. Perhaps you could do a Q&A to explain where in testes ovulation takes place? I can't find information on Google. Ta.

onedayiwillmissthis Wed 09-Oct-19 07:55:25

Question *26...really?

CleopatrasMum Wed 09-Oct-19 13:08:52

Gosh I missed that point about sex. I assumed the survey was trying to weed out men answering the survey on behalf of women they knew (or at least deal with their responses separately). Of course it wasn't - doh!

HeadintheiClouds Wed 09-Oct-19 13:13:05

Are you really still doing the anyone can be female thing in a survey about menopausal symptoms, MNHQ? It would be laughable if it wasn’t so utterly depressing. Come on...

Sadik Wed 09-Oct-19 14:42:11

Some shockingly badly worded & leading questions in that survey. The Q (don't remember precise wording but this is neat enough) "Do you think anti depressants should be prescribed where HRT is more appropriate?" and the following section are patently designed to get the answers the survey wants, not be a genuine reflection of people's opinions.

(Of course I may just be grumpy due to untreated peri menopausal symptoms 😆)

PickAChew Wed 09-Oct-19 20:43:39

@ForeverFaff I'm sure that any menopausal men (ie those whose menstrual periods are coming to an end) would be welcome to compete this survey hmm

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Wed 09-Oct-19 22:23:30

How heartless of MNHQ, you know fine well talking about menstruation and menopause is triggering for some stunning and brave women.

But fear not I'll get DH to fill it in, he listened to some Chaka Khan in the car on the way home.

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Wed 09-Oct-19 22:25:00

Oops misgendered my own DH, I meant 'they'.

tobee Thu 10-Oct-19 02:06:01

I didn't get very far. I was asked about whether I was going through peri menopause/menopause etc. There was no option for don't know. I'm sure quite a few people wouldn't know if they were peri menopausal for a start. Also I can't be the only one on here who doesn't know about where they are because they have had a hysterectomy but still have ovaries so it's all a bit of a mystery with added guesswork!

MrGsFancyNewVagina Thu 10-Oct-19 02:10:22

Of course I may just be grumpy due to untreated peri menopausal symptoms 😆

Could be worse. You could be one of those brave and stunning ladies. Just imagine what all those menopausal hot flushes would do to your balls!

ForeverFaff Thu 10-Oct-19 06:21:49

I do hope this thread isn't turning into a discussion! We are here to talk about recipes, and fill in surveys.

EmpressLesbianInChair Thu 10-Oct-19 06:35:27

You need to be careful when talking about recipes though, Faff. If one of the Misogynist Monitors from Twitter is on the thread, they won’t like it.

ForeverFaff Thu 10-Oct-19 07:26:19

Oh god @EmpressLesbianInChair, we can't have men getting hurt fee-fees on a women's forum, in a thread about a biological reality that only affects women. We must always center Men!
@MNHQ please let us know what we can do to make the menopause effect men less. I feel awful for the poor dears.

PhilomenaButterfly Fri 11-Oct-19 16:13:15

Yeah me too HoneyandSpice. 😪

MrGsFancyNewVagina Fri 11-Oct-19 16:53:44

Well personally I’ve never understood people’s love of spotted dick. Maybe I’m just making it wrong.

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claza93 Sat 12-Oct-19 07:40:54

Done x

HermioneWeasley Sat 12-Oct-19 13:43:08

Agree question about GPs is hard to answer. Mine is great (middle aged woman) but I’ve heard lots of horror stories.

youllhavehadyourtea Sat 12-Oct-19 20:47:19

Q22 doesn't allow me to answer accurately.

My lovely symptoms are still with me 3 years post menopause. There was no option for ongoing.

Sooverthemill Sun 13-Oct-19 15:46:11

@tobee yep! Me too! Should be 'DONT know'. Also, surely only women can be answering questions about menopause? Seems daft to me!

ForeverFaff Sun 13-Oct-19 18:35:07

@Sooverthemill apparently transwomen get 'periods' because they ingest female hormones. I wouldn't go and google this charming little nugget of information too deeply, there's some things best left unknown.

Sooverthemill Mon 14-Oct-19 09:13:37

@ForeverFaff I wondered about that but surely they don't go through menopause? Anyway, it just seemed daft.

ForeverFaff Mon 14-Oct-19 12:01:09

@Sooverthemill no. Transwomen neither get periods and thusly never get the menopause.
My posts are asking why MNHQ are allowed to specify they need female participants, when they won't allow posters on the feminism boards to correctly state the sex of people (who have self declared themselves as women despite having a penis) but must instead lie, and use compelled language.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 16-Oct-19 21:04:27

The title and this in the OP 'This survey is open to all female Mumsnet and Gransnet users who live in the U.K.' make me think that the end of the survey was from some sort of standard template that hadn't been appropriately edited.

ShirleyPhallus Fri 18-Oct-19 22:12:16

I love the comments on this and am just here for @mnhq’s response

ForeverFaff Sat 19-Oct-19 07:42:29

@MNHQ any comment?

MoaningMinniee Sun 20-Oct-19 12:12:36

No space to explain my answers - for example my own GP has been lovely. But it's well known locally that only she and one of her female colleagues are any use at all for menopause, the other eleven in the practice are notoriously rubbish at it.

MoaningMinniee Sun 20-Oct-19 12:16:17

Having filled in a lot of these surveys over the years, yes it is a standard template for the last few questions. But very silly of whichever one of HQ set it up to leave it formatted that way! I suppose some transmen who have never had full surgery could have a valid input into this debate. But not transwomen.

Thesuzle Sun 20-Oct-19 22:50:20

So glad i read all the above posts and saved myself the bother of the survey

DisappointingBanana Tue 22-Oct-19 20:32:37

Hmm, I’m a 50 year old woman, but I’m kinda confused by some of these questions. There are questions about symptoms of peri menopause, menopause and post menopause.

Surely menopause just means cessation of ovulation/periods, officially diagnosed at one year after LMP, and is thus just a point in time? So we’re really only either pre- (or peri) or post- menopause; the menopause itself not being an ongoing process?

What I mean is I’m not sure of the distinction between perimenopause and menopause, and menopause and post menopause, so not sure why they’re three different things in this survey. At what point are my peri symptoms menopause symptoms?

MrOnionsBumperRoller Tue 22-Oct-19 20:54:14

Female as in owner of a vagina one grew oneself? Please clarify.

LucyBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Nov-19 12:06:33

Thank you to all that took the time to complete this survey. The winner of the voucher is @cusheybutterfield smile Congratulations!

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