British company offers 'period leave' for women

- In a new initiative aiming to sync up with female staff's "natural rhythms," a British social community group is allowing women to take time off of work during their monthly cycles.

Coexist, which employs 31 people, seven of which are men, hopes their policy can change the stigma around "women's issues," community director Bex Baxter told the Mirror.

Baxter said that by allowing women to miss work during their periods, the company may be more productive.

"There is a misconception that taking time off makes a business unproductive, actually it is about synchronizing work with the natural cycles of the body," she told the Mirror. "Immediately after a period is a time when women are actually three times as productive as usual."

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