Sunday, August 07, 2005

Human Resources: Period pain affects women's careers

A survey by Feminax, the makers of painkillers, found that many young women believe their careers are held back by period pains.

Ten per cent of women surveyed were regularly bed-ridden by period pains and forced to take time off. Forty per cent said the pain stopped them concentrating at work.

Isn't it strange that these days, employers are either encouraged or forced by legislation to consider the needs and barriers to career development, of so many demographic groups, that an issue such as this is largely ignored by both employers and industrial regulatory bodies.