Menstrual Leave Policies

A list of books on menstrual cycles: Period Power, Period in Polisch, Periods Gone Public, New Blood, Period Repair Manual

Should people be able to take time off for their period? Some employers are offering ‘menstrual leave,’ with mixed results.

“As a municipal employee of five years in the Catalan city of Girona, Spain Miriam Requena has an array of benefits: sick leave, personal days and paid vacation time. When menstrual leave was added to the list, she was initially surprised. “It shatters all taboos to be able to say ‘listen, I’m menstruating, sometimes that provokes certain pains that impede me from going to work or being 100% productive.’””