A Correlative Study on Menstrual Hygiene Among Rural and Urban Adolescent Girls in Field Practice Area of Darbhanga Medical College with Their Socio Demographic Profiles
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 338-350
AbstractIntroduction: According to WHO, Adolescence has been defined as the period between 10-19years of life. Adolescents constitute one-fifth of the world’s population and in India. Adolescent girls constitute a vulnerable group, particularly in India, where the female child is the neglected one. For billions of women and girls worldwide, menstruation is a monthly reality. Menstrual Health and Hygiene encompasses Menstrual Hygiene Management and the broader systemic factors that link menstruation with health, well-being, gender equality, education, equity, empowerment and rights. The mothers play a vital role in shaping the girls’ ideology about Menstruation. The socio-economic status can also be a contributing factor in the knowledge regarding Menstruation and related aspects.
Materials & Methods: A prospective study in 9-16 years 200 urban & 200 rural school going menstruating girls and their socio demographic Profile was done, and results analyzed.
Observations: The observations were recorded in tabular form and analyzed.
Discussion: The age profile, maternal education, other socio demographic profiles and cultures practiced are similar to various other studies.
Conclusion: Menstruation being a normal biological phenomenon has many implications on female health, and maternal education, socio economic status has a greater role in maintaining good healthy menstrual practices, minimizing adverse health conditions in adolescent girls.
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