Spain’s government is preparing a law that would overhaul its current regulations around women’s rights—covering everything from menstruation leave to abortion reform.
The law will allow women over the age of 16 to have an abortion without being granted permission from their parents or guardians.
It also introduces several measures to make menstruation and women’s sexual health a matter of public health.
The legislation plans three days of menstrual leave a month, extendable to five, for women who suffer from severe period pain.
The government also plans to make pads and tampons available for free at schools, educational centers, and to marginalized women, while also removing the VAT from their sale in supermarkets.