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Woman discovers male colleagues have been tracking her menstrual cycle 'so they can avoid her'

Calendar reportedly sent around office to prevent 'unnecessary situations'

Wednesday 21 September 2016 13:22 BST
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'They want to stay away from me when I’m PMSing, because I get a bit moody,' woman says
'They want to stay away from me when I’m PMSing, because I get a bit moody,' woman says (Getty/iStock)

An Australian woman has reportedly discovered her colleagues have been tracking her menstrual cycle to avoid her when she is having a period.

The woman, who has not been named, said the revelation emerged when a male colleague asked her if it was her time of the month after a small argument in the office.

She said she asked how he knew and he admitted to tracking her cycle on a calendar and sending himself reminders of when her period was about to start.

“They want to stay away from me when I’m PMSing, because I get a bit moody,” the woman told news.com.au.

The man responsible for the tracking had sent the calendar to all male colleagues and said it was a good way “to avoid unnecessary situations,” the Daily Mail reported.

What if men had periods?

He justified his actions by claiming it was not inappropriate, as they were really good friends.

“I’m just trying to stay away from trouble,” he reportedly added.

There are a number of apps available that allow people to track menstrual cycles.

PMS buddy, which is no longer on the market, was directed primarily at men and claimed to save relationships “one month a time,” according to news.com.au.

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