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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 29-34
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.006


A Study on Menstruation and Personal Hygiene among Adolescent Girls
Deepa Amgoth* and R. Geetha Reddy
Department of Home Science Extension and Communication Management, Hyderabad, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Adolescence is a transition period from childhood to adult life during which pubertal development and sexual maturation take place, thus making physiological development a challenge adolescents have to face. There is a substantial lacuna in the knowledge towards menstruation among adolescent girls; hence, an attempt was made to study on Menstruation and Personal hygiene among Adolescent girls. Ex post facto research design was used for the study. The locale of the study was Midjil of Mahabubnagar district in Telangana State. Sample size of 30 adolescent school going girls of age group 12 to 16 years were purposively selected. Structured questionnaire was used to examine the existing knowledge and hygiene practices regarding menstruation. Frequencies and percentages were used to analyse the collected data. Results revealed that prior information about menarche before its attainment was not available to 53% of the adolescent girls in the present study. About 30% of the respondents use sanitary pads during their periods. Majority (77%) of the adolescent girls did not change their pads or cloths more than two times during menstruation and, hence indicated low hygiene practice during menstruation.


Keywords: Adolescence, Menstruation, Menarche, periods, Taboos, Ex post facto, Hygiene practices, Pads
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Deepa Amgoth and Geetha Reddy, R. 2019. A Study on Menstruation and Personal Hygiene among Adolescent Girls.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 29-34. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.006