A group of gynecologists believes that the vote of the bill on the creation of menstrual leave could allow the recognition of the existence of pathological disorders of the rules.
- The FNCGM is in favor of the bill on the creation of menstrual leave.
- This text could allow “the recognition of the existence of pathological disorders of the rules which can lead to temporary disability”.
In a press release, the National Federation of Colleges of Medical Gynecology (FNCGM) welcomes the bill on the creation of menstrual leave.
“The bill on the creation of menstrual leave sends a positive signal for the recognition of the existence of pathological menstrual disorders resulting in temporary disability”, doctors say.
Dysmenorrhea, pain occurring during menstruation
When severe, dysmenorrhea (pain occurring during menstruation) can become truly disabling and impact the quality of school or professional life of women.
“Implementing menstrual leave is acknowledging their suffering and acknowledging that dysmenorrhea can have significant consequences,” welcome the specialists. “But this menstrual leave only makes sense if the dysmenorrhea is taken care of in its entirety, with dedicated consultations, explorations and appropriate drug treatment. they complete.
“The idea of a leave that can be adapted to a physiological need is therefore undeniable progress”, judges the FNCGM. “Let’s hope that its implementation will not encounter too many obstacles from employers or women themselves for fear of discrimination”, concludes the federation.
Menstrual leave in Spain: a first in Europe
Following the implementation of the system by a few companies, French parliamentarians tabled their text on May 26. In February, Spanish MPs for their part definitively adopted a bill establishing menstrual leave in their country, a first in Europe.
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