Download: Should women get ‘paid menstrual leave’?

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A British doctor is pushing the idea of a paid menstrual leave for women.

That’s according to CTV News, which reports that the idea was a hot button issue at the Festival of Ideas in Cambridge in November.

The leave would allow women to take days off every month — if needed — using days separate from sick days.

Dr. Gedis Grudzinskas said the idea behind the leave is to make sure employers are sensitive to their employees’ health needs, and that women can address reproductive health without fear of getting fired.

In Japan, women can take unlimited unpaid menstrual leave, and in South Korea, they can have one day per month. Indonesian women are entitled to two days a month, and Taiwan entitles three days a year.

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