Spain is setting up plans to provide medical leave for women suffering from period pain.
According to a draft bill, women will be allowed to take three days off work which can be extended to five days in certain cases.
However, the leaked draft is still being worked on according to politicians, but if implemented, it will stand as the first legal entitlement of its kind in Europe.
The bill will form part of a larger reproductive health reform in Spain, including some changes in abortion laws.
The menstrual leave will be provided following an official note from a doctor according to the proposed bill. The leave will not apply however to women suffering from mild discomfort.
The plan is part of an effort to treat menstruation as a health condition. This approach will also involve abolishing VAT on hygiene products and making them available in public centres like prisons and schools.
The bill also mentions an extension to paid maternity leave prior to childbirth.
The abortion laws changes will involve 16 and 17-year-olds being able to have an abortion without the permission of their parents or legal guardians.
[Based on reporting by: BBC]