How to tell your Manager about a Reproductive Health Condition

How to tell your Manager about a Reproductive Health Condition

Disclosing private health information can be a difficult idea to enact. Work reputation, perceived employability and psychological stress may impede the process. While there are growing levels of workplace awareness and support around reproductive health conditions, it is important to inform and protect your health through a professional and carefully curated dialogue.

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Reproductive health is a serious workplace issue. But, why?

Reproductive health is a serious workplace issue. But, why?

According to Public Health England (2018), a third of women in England are suffering from severe reproductive health problems. This includes endometriosis, infertility and the menopause; all conditions which can cause particular difficulties at work. With women representing just under half (46.5% in 2017) of the total labour force in the UK (The World Bank, 2017), reproductive health is an issue which needs consideration. 

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Women’s health and the dilemma of disclosure #isitadisability? #HRessentialread

Women’s health and the dilemma of disclosure #isitadisability? #HRessentialread

Deciding whether or not to tell an employer about a health condition such as PMDD and Endometriosis can be very difficult. To make it harder, there is a lot of confusion around whether these conditions are seen as a disability, or not.


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