From the Daily Mail:
Women in Italy may soon become the first in Europe to receive three days of "menstrual leave" if they are suffering painful periods. If approved, the law would give women three extra days off a month. While many are applauding the law, some women's rights groups fear it could backfire, by discouraging employers from hiring women.
Daniela Piazzalunga, an economist, told the Washington Post: 'Women are already taking days off because of menstrual pains, but the new law would allow them to do so without using sick leaves or other permits.