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ever so slightly obsessed
29 November 2005 @ 01:07 pm
hi, apologies for the mild irrelevance :/

But I'd like to draw your attention (particularly elettaria! you there?) to the poll posted a while ago and the comments it generated. Unfortunately this was while LJ was being spacky and not sending email notifications.

But yep, I'd love more comments/feedback please! and then we can have the poll to end all polls.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/menstrual_cups/392108.html?nc=13

The subject of menorrhagia is actually bothering me a little. About 50% of us seem to fit the technical definition, yet only a maximum of 10% have the symptoms. Is the official medical figure (80 ml or more) wrong? I'd also be curious about why the results were so unlike the figures quoted in the websites I linked to - We seem to bleed a lot more. Did the doctors who decided on that figure get it wrong? Was the poll just crap? Are we perhaps not very representative? if you bled less than 30ml, I guess you really wouldn't need to use a cup... etc etc.

Talk to me :)
 
ever so slightly obsessedscien on November 29th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
well, er, the last one obv needs to be changed from '180 ml or more' to '240 ml or more'.

I don't know whether we need a get out option for each? is it mandatory to vote on all questions? I assumed it was when I wrote the original (with the 'this is not my method of bc' option).

Apart from that, all good. If you want to add a note about people measuring then okay - btw I did check my cup against the syringe and it's exactly 30ml to the brim. (Mooncup, smaller size, and to just under the holes was 15ml). The Diva has measuring lines, so that's okay. Dunno about the keeper/other mooncup size.
Gluppit the prawling strangles, thereelettaria on November 29th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
*smacks head* Yes, more than 240 ml. Glas someone was watching!

It's not mandatory to vote on all questions. Perhaps we should put in a note at the top saying that, that you can just skip to whichever section applies to you? If you put in an answer for "this is not my method of birth control", it skews the results because then you can't look at it and say, "Ah, 13% of people on Method A are bleeding 6-7 cups."