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Menopause leave: Is it time for new legal rights to break the stigma in the workplace?, 4 Aug FIFTH WAVE is a void.
There's such STIGMA surrounding menopause - the natural phenomenon that generally [?] occurs in the life of a woman (or anyone with a female [?] reproductive system) once she[sic]'s no longer fertile - that the topic has long been excluded from being publicly discussed.

Women have been shamed and stigmatised over menopause for CENTURIES, made to feel like the time marking the end of their menstrual cycles also corresponds to the end of their desirability, youthfulness and even value, as ageing women often denounce feeling "invisible" once they're not perceived as "young" anymore.

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Most women live through menopause from their early to mid-40s - when they're usually at the height of their careers - until they left work ...
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"Limiting menopause to a medical and private sphere and the failure to address menopause as a workplace issue is increasingly leading to insufficient protection of female [?] workers and the early exit of women from labour markets, and thereby increase the risk of women's economic dependence [!], poverty [!] and social exclusion [purdah!], contribute to the loss of women's knowledge, skills and experience, and lead to significant economic losses," a statement on the EU Parliament's website read.... "So far, there is no EU-wide data collection on this issue," said EU Commissioner for Equality Helena Dally
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Whether we want to avoid these women, trans men and non-binary workers dropping out of the workforce because we're not ready to make the workplace comfortable enough for their needs will depend on breaking the STIGMA around menopause and ageing anywhere.
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by Cat on Thu Aug 4th, 2022 at 11:35:54 PM EST
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