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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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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!

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

@MNHQ any comment?

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

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

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.

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.

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 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 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!

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.

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.

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

Done x

Newmumma83 Fri 11-Oct-19 21:33:24


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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.

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

Yeah me too HoneyandSpice. 😪

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.

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 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.

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!

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!

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