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Is paid menstrual leave a good idea?

( bbs.chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-04-08 08:20

Editor's note: Shanxi province is considering a draft regulation that grants female workers paid leave during menstruation. The draft, if approved by the provincial legislature, would make Shanxi the first area in the country to offer the benefit. Some countries have a paid menstrual leave policy. Do you think women should get such time off every month? You're welcome to leave your comments.

Sunnywang (China)

I've never considered taking a day off for mine, and never would. Asking your boss for sick day by telling him you have your period may be embarrassing.

Is paid menstrual leave a good idea?

A female worker walks on a busy Beijing street during the morning commute on Dec. 19, 2014. Women account for 45 percent of China's workforce but lag far behind men in pay and promotion.

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