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Women who suffer from severe period pain could be allowed to take up to three days off work each month under a reform plan due to be approved by Spain's government next week.

Previous studies estimate that 60% to 90% of young women worldwide suffer from dysmenorrhea - severe period pain - and in Spain, approximately 75% of women are affected, although exact figures are difficult to verify, according to the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

The Secretary of State for Equality and against Gender Violence, Ángela Rodríguez, told El Periodico the new laws would benefit those suffering from particularly painful periods.

Source: Sky News