Tackling isolation from the workplace
Our social mission is to reduce the risks of isolation from the workplace for women affected by chronic & painful reproductive health conditions.
Women’s Reproductive Health is a Public Health Issue- Public Health England (2018)
With 1 in 10 women have endometriosis, 1 in 5 women experienced heavy menstrual bleeding, 1 in 7 experience infertility and 1 in 4 women in the workplace are affected by menopause symptoms, noting that most women experience debilitating symptoms, women’s reproductive health is undeniably a public health issue.
According to the Shaw Trust, 95% of recruitment agencies say that companies are fearful of hiring candidates with a physical impairment. The problem is that women affected by reproductive health issues would often lose their jobs because of the difficulties that employers face to accommodate work around their conditions.
Another concern relates to women for whom the impairment is temporary or cyclical rather than permanent. Women with chronic conditions related to the reproductive system often notice that the debilitating symptoms occur at certain periods of their menstrual or menopause phases. Losing their employment means that these women find themselves in precarious situations which engenders additional costs to society.
Feminine Vitae™ empowers women affected by chronic reproductive health conditions to achieve their full potential by promoting their employability.
Women’s Reproductive health Graphic design by Justine Le Joncour