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Women to be given 'period leave' by Bristol company

A company is planning to introduce a "period policy" in an effort to “create a happier and healthier working environment”.
Co-Exist in Bristol wants to give women more flexibility and said women will be
allowed to take time off during their period and make up the time later.
Director Bex Baxter told the Bristol Post she had seen women at work "bent over double" in pain but unwilling to go home which was "unfair".
They feel guilty and ashamed for taking time off and often sit at their desks in silence not wanting to acknowledge it.
It started from there and we thought we had to see what we could do about it and try and break the last great taboo.
Nothing like this has been done in the UK before, we believe, and if it has, it has been very small.
– BEX BAXTER
Miss Baxter believes the scheme will increase productivity and hopes other companies will follow the lead of global sportswear giant Nike and introduce similar policies.
Menstrual leave exists in Japan, parts of China, South Korea and Taiwan.
It is thought the company - which employs 24 workers including seven men - is one of the first firms to introduce it in the UK.

Would you like to see this happening in Nigeria?

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  1. Yes ooo especially for those who normally go thru pain while in their period

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