Italy feels your pain, ladies.
The Italian Parliament is debating a bill to require companies to offer three days of "menstrual leave" for particularly harsh periods, The Independent reports.
But opponents of the law fear it could backfire, discouraging companies from hiring women. Only 61 percent of Italian women have jobs, well below the European average of 72 percent, The Independent reports. However, those that do are entitled to five months of paid maternity leave at 80 percent of their salaries.