The so-called menstrual leave, which is intended for women who suffer from severe and disabling pain due to menstruation, will be fully assumed by Social Security from the beginning, according to El País.

The new abortion law also makes it possible to terminate a pregnancy from the age of 16 without the need for parental consent. The bill still has to go through Parliament, so it may take some time before it is approved and comes into force.

Out of this legislative package, whose discussion between ministries took several days, were measures such as the reduction of VAT on hygiene products, such as sanitary towels and tampons, which had been promised by the Spanish Government.