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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Making Ends Meet with Endometriosis

Making Ends Meet with Endometriosis

I went from being a sever who enjoyed interacting with customers and hanging out with the regulars when I got done with my shift, to just going through the motions to get my job done and leaving as soon as possible, often times crying on the drive home. 

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How do Olympic athletes cope with “that time of the month”? Poi Fakcha explains...

How do Olympic athletes cope with “that time of the month”? Poi Fakcha explains...

The hardest part about being a female athlete in a male dominated sport is the stereotype we face with “lifting makes you masculine”, not to mention the difficulties we can all face as female athletes during “that time of the month”

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Too Poor for Periods: what a bloody disgrace

Too Poor for Periods: what a bloody disgrace

 "I wrapped a sock around my underwear just to stop the bleeding, because I didn't want to get shouted at. And I wrapped a whole tissue roll around my underwear, just to keep my underwear dry until I got home. I once Sellotaped tissue to my underwear. I didn't know what else to do”.

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