The country is the first in the West to offer menstrual leave to those who suffer from “debilitating painful periods”.
The measure will allow people who suffer from severe period pains to have up to three days off work every month, according to The Telegraph.
According to the paper, the Spanish government is expected to approve the package during its cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
This time off is intended to benefit those who suffer from “debilitating painful periods, which is called dysmenorrhea.
“Symptoms that when there is a disease that entails them, a temporary disability is granted, therefore the same should happen with menstruation and that there is the possibility that if a woman has a very painful period, she can stay home.”
The reform also aims to make sanitary products more accessible, with schools offering sanitary pads to students who need them and removing a value-added tax from the products’ sale price in supermarkets.
The move follows other countries across Africa and Asia that already have laws in place to allow for menstrual leave.