Period Excused Days?

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Girls all across the world have to deal with the same exact issue: menstruation.

Every girl’s menstrual cycle is different in length and flow wise, but no matter how different it is all girls can  agree that there is that one day that is especially worse than others. The day that could be described as literal death. Cramps feel like you’re being stabbed and punched simultaneously by a million little people, or if it just seems like you were part of a crime scene accident. Sometimes this day is so bad you can not fully function as a normal being in society. So the question left to ask is, should females be allowed one or more excused days each month because of their period?

“Honestly the first day for me is always the worst and someday I already don’t come to school because I feel so faint, I would love it,” said senior Lexis Stark.

From my own personal experience I know it would benefit me because like Stark stated the first day is usually the worst and going to school like that can distract you from learning that day. Although there are no statistics on how many women are rushed to hospitals because of their period there was a study from 2012 that claimed menstrual pain is “severe enough to interfere with daily activities in up to 20 percent of women.”

“Those days could be easily abused and people will begin to skip even if their period isn’t that bad,” said junior Nadia Braswell.

A survey from 2012 did suggest that 38 percent of women use their period as a cop out for things they don’t want to do. So that brings up the question how do we know if a girl is really on her period, well how do you know if a person is sick. Although it is not a sickness it could still be treated the same way.

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