“My periods are usually regular but I was having a stressful time at work, so I think that’s what caused my period to come 1 week earlier. I remember sitting in the toilet stall feeling so overwhelmed and it felt like one more thing I had to be worried about during the week.”
We need to talk about periods in the workplace.
Period stigma is deeply rooted in the workplace. In our Periods at Work study, 64% said they do not feel comfortable talk about periods in work.
Many found that period talk would be deemed ‘inappropriate’ or ‘unprofessional’ in the workplace. As periods are a key pillar of health, our research shows that period stigma and a lack of menstrual support can have a negative impact on employee wellbeing.
That’s why we’ve made it our mission to bring period positivity and free period care to workplaces everywhere.
Our Periods at Work study revealed:
70% have been caught short by their period at work.
94% have struggled with period pain and discomfort at work.
82% would expect for a ‘period positive workplace’ to provide free period products.
PERIODS AT WORK – REAL EXPERIENCES 🩸
“I was paranoid the rest of the day that I would bleed through, I had only just started working there so didn’t feel I could ask anyone I was working with if they had a spare and there were none in the toilet.”
Join the the hundreds of companies across the UK who have become a Period Positive Workplace✨
As an award-winning period care brand, we’re supplying 4400+ sites with our planet-friendly period care. From our period product provision, to our taboo-breaking talks, we’re here to help you transform into a period positive workplace.