Renowned UK-based international obstetrics and gynaecology doctor, Gedis Grudzinskas, advocates that women who suffer from period pains and don’t feel very well should get a paid leave each month, Daily Mail reports.
“Some women feel really grotty when menstruating. Coming into work is a struggle and they feel lousy. When you feel like that, it’s harder to take pride in your work or perform as well. This is about employers being sensible and aware.
During that period, most women experience psychological and physiological discomfort.
It would be one to three days each month, separate to sick leave entitlement – it is not sickness, after all,” he said.
According to reports, “there was also a belief that taking leave while menstruating prevented problems during pregnancy and childbirth, such as miscarriage and premature labour.”