The Importance of a Period-Inclusive Workplace
The side effects of periods, especially when compounded by underlying conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), can be debilitating. Cramps, bloating, fatigue and nausea can hinder your ability to think clearly and be productive at work. When these symptoms are the result of illness, they're considered valid reasons to need accommodations. So why are period symptoms still largely considered an invalid reason to need accommodations in the workplace?