When you gotta go, you have the right to go! You have the right to use the restroom when you need to use it. The law requires employers to provide reasonable access to bathroom facilities. So the next time you have to go on the job, don’t hold it in. Medical studies show the importance of regular urination and that generally, women need to void more often than men. Restricted access to a bathroom can make you sick! “Holding it” can cause increased frequency of urinary tract infections (UTIs), which can lead to more serious infections and in rare situations, renal damage. UTIs during pregnancy have been associated with low birth weight babies, who are at risk for additional health problems. If you delay going to the restroom, you are more likely to suffer from abdominal pain, constipation, diverticuli, and hemorrhoids.
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