Period refers to the part of the Menstrual Cycle when a woman experience flow of blood coming out of the vagina. Generally, it happens once in a month and lasts up to 3-5 days and it also varies from woman to woman.
In this time, women face some kind of a pain in her abdomen and due to which they get irritated and nauseous and sometimes they are not able to perform better at work or they feel uncomfortable, so in this time women are allowed to take unpaid or paid leave from her work and that is called ‘Period Leave.’
The study reveals, out of the 40% of women who are part of the labor force 20% experience dysmenorrhea, a condition which is commonly known as a menstrual cramp.
Period leave or Menstrual Leave is a controversial topic because some people criticize it as it challenges women’s work efficiency or as sexism. Whether some people support this and compare this policy with maternity leave and see this as a promoter of gender equality.
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Period Leave started in the girl’s school in Kerala, A south Indian State, granted its student a period leave in the year 1912. Then, this concept of period leave started in Japan in the 20th century as in 1920, Japanese labor unions demanded menstrual leave for their female workers.
Recently, in India, a Food delivery company, Zomato introduces up to 10 days leave for women as a period leave to build a better work culture at an organization.
Founder and CEO of Zomato, Deepinder Goyal , said in a blog post that, “At Zomato, we want to foster a culture of trust, truth, and acceptance. Starting today, all women (including transgender people) at Zomato can avail up to 10 days of period leaves in a year.”
There is nothing to be ashamed of having on a period of menstruation. And if a woman is opening herself and saying her heart out about her health then every man should respect her feelings and without judging her, support her.