A company based in Bristol says it plans to introduce a "period policy" to allow female staff to work flexibly or take time off if they're on their period.
Bex Baxter, a director of Coexist, the company introducing the policy, said she believes it will increase productivity in the workplace and help break the taboo around periods.
Baxter told the Bristol Post: "I have managed many female members of staff over the years and I have seen women at work who are bent over double because of the pain caused by their periods.
"Despite this, they feel they cannot go home because they do not class themselves as unwell. And this is unfair. At Coexist we are very understanding. If someone is in pain – no matter what kind – they are encouraged to go home."