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Spain has just passed a law allowing those with especially painful periods to take paid "menstrual leave" from work, in a European first.

The law gives the right to a three-day “menstrual” leave of absence - with the possibility of extending it to five days - for those with disabling periods, which can cause severe cramps, nausea, dizziness and even vomiting.

The law states that the new policy will help combat the stereotypes and myths that still surround periods and hinder women's lives.

Source: Euro News