Spain passes a historic law that lets women with painful periods take time off work.

Science also supports this law, since more than 50% of women worldwide suffer from painful menstrual periods.

Spain makes history when it comes to the health of women. The Spanish Congress of Deputies passed a law on Thursday, the 16th, that lets workers with painful periods take “menstrual leave.” This is a first-of-its-kind work license in its field, and it’s another step toward breaking taboos about women’s sexual and reproductive health.

“Today is an important day in the history of women’s rights. We see menstrual health as part of the right to health, and we fight against shame and silence “Irene Montero, Spain’s Minister of Equality, said this after 185 people voted for the measure, 154 against it, and 3 didn’t vote. This groundbreaking law says that a woman’s sick leave due to secondary menstrual problems or secondary dysmenorrhea caused by diseases such as endometriosis will be treated as a special case of temporary disability due to common circumstances.

Fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, adenomyosis, endometrial polyps, polycystic ovaries, and any problem with menstrual bleeding, such as dyspareunia, dysuria, infertility, or even more bleeding than usual, are some of the diseases that can be linked to PCOS.

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