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Proposed Registration of Menstrual Cycles Evokes Controversy

HUFS has come up with a controversial measure to have female students input the timing of their menstrual cycles into the university's computer network, so as to authorize female students' absence from classes due to their periods.
But many students have expressed objections to the proposed measure on the grounds that it could infringe on their privacy.

The measure was announced on July 15, after the General Student Council (GSC) held talks with the Office of Academic Affairs. The GSC said the school wishes to implement the measure starting the second semester this year.
According to the GSC, the school brought up the idea to simplify the authorization of menstruation-related absences and to prevent female students from misusing it.

Amid the controversy, the GSC later clarified that the school has no intention of creating a database on students’ private information, such as menstrual cycles, saying the measure calls for female students to let the school know when they want to take a break because of their periods, rather than when their periods start.

Still, the plan has some dubious areas. “I feel uncomfortable if I have to store on the internet information related with my menstrual period. Besides, we still have to fill out a form for the measure, print it and submit it to professors,” a freshman said on condition of anonymity.

Admitting to its failure to recognize some problems with the policy’s implementation, the GSC said it would study the measure again and offer a solution to the controversy.

2018.09.03  No : 496 By Kim Hannah sgn06191@hufs.ac.kr
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