One Day Paid Menstruation Leave

One Day Paid Menstruation Leave

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Menstrual leave is a type of leave where a person may have the option to take paid or unpaid leave from their employment if they are menstruating and are unable to go to work because of this.Throughout its history, menstrual leave has been associated with controversy and discrimination against women, with very few countries enacting policies; it is associated with low uptake in those countries that have enacted policies. It is seen by some as a criticism of women's work efficiency or as sexism. Supporters of menstrual leave policies compare its function to that of maternity leave and view it as a promoter of gender equality

Some women experience a condition called dysmenorrhea that causes pain during menstruation. Up to 80% of women do not experience problems sufficient to disrupt daily functioning as a result of menstruation, although they may report having some issues prior to menstruation. Symptoms interfere with normal life, qualifying as premenstrual syndrome, in 20 to 30% of women. In 3 to 8%, symptoms are severe.[8] Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe and disabling form of premenstrual syndrome affecting 1.8–5.8% of menstruating women.

 

There is stigma related to menstrual leave; according to Levitt and Barnack-Tavlaris (2020), it may perpetuate stereotypes and further the medicalization of menstruation.[2] Taking leave may require telling managers who are males about something the woman to believe to be a personal issue. It may portray women as less able than men and could therefore lead to further discrimination against women. One suggestion to remove the stigma is to provide additional medical leave for people of all genders.

 

HISTORY

A menstrual leave policy was first applied in some job sectors in post-Revolutionary Russia at the turn of the 19th century; because of resulting discrimination against female workers, the policy was removed in 1927.

A girls' school in the south Indian state of Kerala had granted its students menstrual leave as early as 1912.

In the 1920s, Japanese labor unions started to demand leave (seiri kyuka) for their female workers. In 1947, a law was brought into force by the Japanese Labor Standards that allowed menstruating women to take days off work. Debate continues as to whether it is a medical necessity or a discriminatory measure

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