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I think they should provided they have, like, a doctor's note or something saying that this is a recurring problem.
Sadly, too many doctors don't understand menstrual cramps. I have found female doctors worse
about this than man doctors. In medical school, or before, a lot of women who have health problems are weeded out by the strictness and the need to be virtually pain free and the type of person who carries on no matter what.
A LOT of female doctors figure, "I have to go to work during my period. Why is my patient so special that she doesn't?" I have seen some of the worst
treatment of women surrounding female issues and pain BY female doctors.
IMO, having to have doctors weigh in and "make the decisions" about who has the worst pain (as pain is very subjective) is a VERY bad idea. I work with doctors every day, so I know how they think....