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Adjustments for workers experiencing symptoms of menstruation and menopause

A survey of 2,000 workers has revealed the most helpful adjustment in managing negative symptoms of menstruation and menopause in the workplace.

Of those who were surveyed, 35% said that the negative symptoms associated with menopause affected their work. 53% said that their symptoms associated with menstruation also made it difficult for them to work.

According to the survey, the most popular workplace adjustments were:

  • Fresh air;
  • Comfortable desk seating;
  • Natural light;
  • A private room;
  • Temperature controlled spaces; and
  • More focus rooms with less distractions.

This is useful guidance for employers looking to make the workplace more manageable for workers experiencing such symptoms.