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Women at a Mumbai-based company will get an extra day of leave each month. Period.

Culture Machine, a digital media firm, has decided to grant female staffers a day’s leave when they are menstruating after a survey found that women in their employ found it difficult and awkward to work during that period.

The firm uploaded a video this month through its official YouTube channel Blush featuring a survey of female employees.

“I just want to go home,” the Times of India quoted one employee as saying when asked about how she feels at work on the first day of her period.

“Sometimes with male bosses you have to be a little discreet; it gets slightly awkward,” another said regarding the discomfort she feels when asking for leave during her period.