Suffering in Silence: The Period Burden
Period cramps are the leading cause of missed school and work in women under 30. 70% of people with PMS and 42% of people with cramps report that their symptoms affect their ability to do their job. What can this mean? This can translate to more work stress, smaller paychecks, and a stained reputation in the workplace.
It's about time that we acknowledge the toll periods take on the lives of menstruating people. De Lune, a menstrual health company, has given this silent suffering a name: The Period Burden.
To learn more about the Period Burden and how it affects us at work, check out De Lune’s newest article here.
What is De Lune?
With nourishing products for your body, mind, and brain, De Lune is setting the new standard in menstrual health. And they’re creating an inclusive, empowering world where people can talk about, embrace, and start to look forward to positive periods.
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We sat down with leadership at KeepTruckin, a Chronically Capable partner, to find out what makes their workplace inclusive for chronically ill and disabled employees.
Period cramps are the leading cause of missed school and work in women under 30.
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We spoke with Lucia Romano, a supervising attorney of the Employment Voting and Access Team (EVA), Client Assistance Program, and a team focused on employment at Disability Rights Texas. Lucia outlined helpful strategies for both chronically ill and disabled professionals as well as employers to make the workplace inviting and accessible.