Leave due to menstruation: up to 8 days of absenteeism per year

Women during the menstrual cycle can have alterations that prevent them from carrying out a normal activity, causing an average of eight days of sick leave per year. This added throughout his working life, becomes more than 1,500 days.

Syndromes during menstruation

  • These data have been taken from a study by the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO). It is an investigation carried out by the authentic ignorance of the situations that women go through during the menstruation stage and has had expert gynecologists to deal with the issue.
  • It has been pointed out that premenstrual syndromes, such as the so called Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, come to generate a high social and economic cost, which can be avoided or, at least reduced, with adequate medical treatment. Other frequent symptoms are pain, a feeling of swelling, headaches and general malaise.
  • Dr. Ezequiel Pérez, collaborating with the project, has highlighted the need for an accurate diagnosis in premenstrual syndromes, as well as a treatment to offer patients.

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