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Discover the country where menstrual cramps give you paid leave


The good news is that we are starting to see initiatives to make workplaces more inclusive


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Studies have shown that only 6.7% of women who menstruate were honest about it with their boss, and 87% of women said that their menstrual cycle affected their work or study. Many initiatives have been implemented to make workplaces more inclusive for people who menstruate.





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While employees are likely to tell their boss about stomach pain, many women who menstruate and consequently feel unwell every month are unlikely to talk about their difficult periods. Especially at work.

This was confirmed in a recent study of 247 menstruating students and workers. Only 6.7% would be honest with their employer about why they had to take time off work or stay home. Additionally, 87% of people surveyed – 96% identified as women – believe that menstruation often interferes with their work or study.

The good news is that we’re starting to see initiatives to make workplaces more inclusive for people who menstruate. Australian government workers dealing with period pain, menopausal symptoms and IVF treatments are now receiving an extra five days of sick leave as part of company bargaining agreement negotiations.

Many schools provide free pads and tampons, which are also available at Melbourne council facilities, TAFE Queensland and universities such as Griffith and Monash.

Having access to free menstrual products appears to be paying off, as research found that 84.6% of female employees said it makes them feel like their workplace takes care of them and reduces the likelihood that leave work due to menstruation.

Watch the video with commentary by André Forastieri.

André Forastieri is a journalist and entrepreneur, founder of Homework and the content and connections agency Compasso, as well as a mentor to professionals and executives. Find out more aboutandreforastieri.com.br

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Source: Terra

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