Women suffering from painful periods will soon be able to take sick leave in Spain
Another novelty of the law will involve up to three days of sick leave per month for women who suffer from painful periods caused by cysts, fibroids and endometriosis, among other complaints.
Countries such as Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Zambia already offer menstrual leave as part of work contracts, but Spain will soon become the first nation in Europe to introduce the measure.
Angela Rodriguez, the Secretary of State for Equality, said: “If someone has an illness, a temporary disability is granted. The same should happen with menstruation — allowing a woman with a very painful period to stay at home.”
“One in four women cannot choose the feminine hygiene products she wants to buy for economic reasons,” Ms Rodriguez added.
“That’s why we propose for them to be dispensed free of charge in educational and social centres.”
Vamos a garantizar el derecho al aborto de todas las mujeres. En centros públicos. Sin obstáculos 👇 pic.twitter.com/hYFtGPFXRw
— Irene Montero (@IreneMontero) February 23, 2022
Source: Murcia Today