Menstrual leave, which working women struggle with in many countries, can also be approved in Spain. If Spain approves the reform plan, which stipulates 3 days off a month, it will be the ‘first Western country to grant menstrual leave’.
EU member Spain is set to become the first Western country to legalise the granting of menstrual leave to female employees in workplaces and is set to join the ranks of countries such as Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Zambia.
According to Cadena Ser radio, the reform plan, which envisages 3 days off a month, is expected to be approved by the government next week. The plan, which will be discussed in the cabinet, also includes the provision of free pads to female students in schools.
FAMILY PERMISSION FOR ABORTION CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED
According to the news in Sputnik; Angela Rodriguez, the state minister responsible for gender equality, announced a series of measures on sexual and reproductive health issues, including giving women who have abortions the right to take time off work.
The government also wants to remove the requirement for 16- and 17-year-olds to have permission from their families to have abortions.
Another goal of Spain is to become one of the leading countries in producing male birth control pills, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota, whose human trials can begin in July.