Working women across the world have to go through severe health upheavals resulting out of their complex physiologies and the work life balance that they are expected to strike. Majority of them have to suffer an early menopause caused due to improper diet, tight schedules and physical and mental harassments they are subjected to while at work. Over the last couple of decades, menopause has assumed epidemic proportions with every other working woman admitting to be a victim of that. Irregular menstrual cycles have proved to be one of the major health irritants affecting the quality of work, devotion and seriousness that a woman could otherwise pay to the task at hand. The same abnormality may not be that troublesome for a homemaker but to a working woman, it may wreak a serious havoc sometimes even permanently crippling their progress at work place and hampering job opportunities to a large extent. There have been cases when women actually relinquished their jobs as they had given up all hopes on a recovery from irregular menstruations.
The above study conducted on 50 career women chosen arbitrarily from a cross section of society and employed in sectors like teaching, banking, technical and medical threw up disturbing trends which seem to be on an upswing. They were made to respond to a questionnaire with questions centering around their state of health, job profiles, their commitments to their jobs, common ailments they get to suffer and the state of their menstruations. The responses were analyzed, tabled and depicted on a graph to comprehend the gravity of the situation. The study took into its purview women devoting 5 to 8 hours on an average a day to their respective jobs, travelling or driving to their work places.