We’re collecting data to help further menstrual health research, address health inequalities and close the Gender Pain Gap
We believe that through collecting and analysing data on the menstrual cycle we can, together, help address health inequalities and close the ‘gender pain gap’ so the health and wellbeing of women and others who menstruate are better served in mainstream healthcare, in the workplace, in education and at home.
We’re working with an NHS-approved data methodology, MyCaW, which we have licensed from www.meaningfulmeasures.com. The anonymous data will be shared with them for analysis. No data will ever be shared without the user’s consent.
We have a strict data ethics policy
Keeping your information safe and consensual is our top priority.
We will never share or sell your data, without your permission.
How we collect information
We have a brief questionnaire, once you have signed in to our free online Menstrual Cycle Support Course.
The questionnaire includes NHS-approved questions we have licenced from www.meaningfulmeasures.com
You will be sent a further email with a link to the same questionnaire after 3 months and after 6 months and after 12 months.
The more data we collect, the more we further pioneering research in menstrual health.
You can write to email@example.com, any time if you change your mind about how you’d like your data to be used.
Why are we collecting information?
Once you have consented, we will share your data provided in the questionnaire anonymously for the following purposes:
- To update the course so it’s as beneficial as possible for others
- To further demonstrate to healthcare professionals the positive impact of the course. We will do this through publishing Menstrual Cycle Support NHS-approved data analysis annual reports as well as publishing, through Menstrual Cycle Support communications team, the top line results in national media. (no Personal Data will ever be shared or sold).
- To help the course to remain free for others (we can demonstrate our effectiveness to sponsors and on public funding applications).
- To further academic research into the menstrual cycle by working closely with academics from multiple disciplines to analyse the data collected (no Personal Data will ever be shared or sold).
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We don’t collect, process, or store any of the data that you enter while using this tool. All calculations are done exclusively in your browser, and we don’t have access to the results. All data will be permanently erased after leaving or closing the page.
Please note your contact information is protected under the Data Protection Act 2018, which is the UK’s implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Menstrual Cycle Support Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Kate Shepherd Cohen
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
For more information on data ethics see
Understanding Patient Data
Ada Lovelace Institute