Period pain: how does it affect women in work?

Should women just suffer in silence?

One firm in Bristol called Coexist thinks that this should not be the case. Earlier this year, they introduced a flexible working policy for women around their menstrual cycle. They could have time off as needed but would need to make the time up flexibly. They have not as yet reported on whether this has affected productivity but these results could be very interesting. Certain countries such Japan have menstrual leave that is already common place, could the UK follow suit? I personally think we are a long way off this at present.


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