Do Women Need Paid Leave During Their Periods?

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Is menstruation so painful that women need to be given at least two days off in a month with pay?

This proposal put forth by a Russian Politician to law makers, has been opposed by Women's and human rights groups.
 Do Women Need Paid Leave During Their Periods?
Do Women Need Paid Leave During Their Periods?

According to his proposal, women should be given two paid days off per month so that they can completely rest and recover from menstruation.

Strangely and surprisingly, this proposal has been criticized by feminists and human rights groups.

Mikhail Degtyaryov, who came up with this proposal, said on his website that women experience severe discomfort, mood swings and emotional issues during their periods. In some cases, the pain is so severe that they need immediate medical care.

Human rights activists have called this absolutely unreasonable, improper and not so serious that women should be given two days off per month.

It might be good to study the menstrual leave laws active in several Asian countries like Japan, Indonesia, Philippines and South Korea.

Source: Medindia

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