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Explained: What is menstrual leave and which countries allow it?
World

Explained: What is menstrual leave and which countries allow it?

Spain has proposed a new legislation to allow women to take several days of “menstrual leave” each month. If the legislation is approved, Spain will become the first Western country to have such a legal measure for employees

Swiggy announces two-day paid leave for its female delivery partners during menstruation
India

Swiggy announces two-day paid leave for its female delivery partners during menstruation

This move from Swiggy is an initiative to support and increase its women workforce

UK father campaigns to legitimise period pain as a reason for absence in school
World

UK father campaigns to legitimise period pain as a reason for absence in school

Marcus Alleyne (37), saw that his thirteen-year-old daughter Izzy was given an ‘unauthorised absence’ in school, even after she was suffering from period cramps.

Menstrual cups are cheaper, more sustainable than pads and tampons for women
science

Menstrual cups are cheaper, more sustainable than pads and tampons for women

Although menstrual cups have been around for decades, they historically have been less popular than pads or tampons.

COVID-19 crisis' toll on mental, menstrual health raises challenges in treating conditions like PMDD, and greater awareness
Lifestyle

COVID-19 crisis' toll on mental, menstrual health raises challenges in treating conditions like PMDD, and greater awareness

Often dismissed as being “part and parcel of being a woman” or simply brushed aside as being “just PMS”, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) lies at the intersection of two deeply stigmatised issues in India — menstruation and mental health.

Mandy Moore, Shahadi Wright Joseph join 50 other playwrights and actors for Period Piece monologues
Entertainment

Mandy Moore, Shahadi Wright Joseph join 50 other playwrights and actors for Period Piece monologues

Period Piece will consist of 36 monologues by 36 different playwrights performed over three different performances in April.

Sustainable menstruation: An explainer on how eco-friendly menstrual hygiene ensures a safer environment
Lifestyle

Sustainable menstruation: An explainer on how eco-friendly menstrual hygiene ensures a safer environment

Sanitary pads, tampons, and other menstrual hygiene products are categorized as ‘dry municipal waste’ under the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. There is ambiguity on whether menstrual waste should be considered as biomedical waste or plastic waste.

New drug can help treat reproductive health conditions like PCOS, improve fertility in women
Health

New drug can help treat reproductive health conditions like PCOS, improve fertility in women

Hypothalamic amenorrhea is a condition in which the hypothalamus stops or slows the production of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, as a result of which the woman stops having menstruation.

New studies on menopause throw better light on women’s sexual desire, sleep issues and symptom management
Health

New studies on menopause throw better light on women’s sexual desire, sleep issues and symptom management

Hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, sleep problems, weight gain and vaginal dryness are just some of the symptoms associated with menopause that plague most women.

World Heart Day 2020: Irregular periods, PCOS may have long term effect on women's heart health
Health

World Heart Day 2020: Irregular periods, PCOS may have long term effect on women's heart health

Women with irregular periods often don’t realise it to be a symptom and believe it to be normal, while the truth is that irregular and unpredictable periods are one of the major symptoms that help diagnose PCOS.

Tackling menstruation sustainably: How India's battle to provide environment-friendly sanitary pads is far from won
India

Tackling menstruation sustainably: How India's battle to provide environment-friendly sanitary pads is far from won

Though the Suvidha Initiative, which Narendra Modi championed in his Independence Day Speech, helped improve access to affordable sanitary pads, the oxo-degradable pads do not meet environmental quality standards

What critics of 'period leave' ignore: Fallout of inherently gendered world impacts every aspect of women’s lives
Lifestyle

What critics of 'period leave' ignore: Fallout of inherently gendered world impacts every aspect of women’s lives

Predictably, the pushback to Zomato’s seemingly progressive step typifies the usual response to any reproductive health reform with women at the centre.

Period leave isn't 'radical'; it's simply making the workplace amenable to the people who work in it
Lifestyle

Period leave isn't 'radical'; it's simply making the workplace amenable to the people who work in it

The story of how weekends and humane working hours came to be makes for an important and inspiring comparison when talking about period leave.

In Nepal, a storytelling initiative engages local women in dispelling stigma surrounding menstrual hygiene
Lifestyle

In Nepal, a storytelling initiative engages local women in dispelling stigma surrounding menstrual hygiene

The story of Kumari seeks to empower the women of Nepal to voice their discomfort with practices that should be critiqued, but have been pushed behind a veneer of culture.

Deployed on COVID-19 duty, women doctors and nurses in PPE kit bear extreme discomfort during menstruation
India

Deployed on COVID-19 duty, women doctors and nurses in PPE kit bear extreme discomfort during menstruation

Coming up with more methods to aid these women in executing their immense and valuable duties would also facilitate the healthcare system in battling COVID-19.

International Women’s Day Part 9: 6 health tips for women
Health

International Women’s Day Part 9: 6 health tips for women

Due to lack of information, a lot of women don’t even know what to look for and how to care of their health.

International Women’s Day Part 5: Four things men should know about women’s health
Health

International Women’s Day Part 5: Four things men should know about women’s health

Truth is, women's bodies are very different compared to men's. And it is not confined to hormones and the reproductive system.

Here’s how your periods after pregnancy will be different from before
Health

Here’s how your periods after pregnancy will be different from before

The fact is that your body, after going through 9 months of pregnancy, is now very different. Obviously, your period will not be the same as before.

Gujarat college’s principal, rector among four arrested for forcing 60 girls to remove undergarments to check for menstruation
India

Gujarat college’s principal, rector among four arrested for forcing 60 girls to remove undergarments to check for menstruation

Police on Monday arrested four persons, including the principal of the Gujarat college, where authorities allegedly forced over 60 girls to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating