Avoid 'crucial decisions' during period: doctors

Women should avoid taking crucial decisions in the last phase of their menstrual cycle as it affects their mental capabilities, according to a Saudi university.

The study by two professors, including a woman, at Umm Al Qura university in the western Saudi town of Makkah found that women’s mental powers do not fully function during the last 13 days of their monthly period.

Authored by Dr Ranya Al Faran and Dr Abed Rabbo Suleiman, the study found that the menstrual cycle weakens the woman’s “ability for the production of ideas, planning, strategies, organization, initiatives and self control.”

“Women are advised not to take any crucial decisions in the last phase of their menstrual cycle as a result of the changes and emotions that arise during that period,” said the study, published in the Saudi daily Al-Watan.

It said women’s monthly period is normally divided into three parts, the last of which lasts for around 13 days. “During these 13 days, women are advised to avert taking any serious and crucial decisions as their mental abilities are not fully functioning.”

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