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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(1): 891-899
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.099


Menstrual Hygiene Management among Rural
Adolescent Girls of Agrarian Families
Kavitha Kiran and K. Yashoda*
All India Coordinated Research Project on Home Science, Human Development Component, PGRC, PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad– 30, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was planned to assess the Menstrual Hygiene Management of Rural adolescent girl’s. The source of information regarding menstruation, and also to assess hygiene practices among them. Exploratory study was conducted with focused group discussions and self reported questionnaire. The study was carried out in Rural Telangana area. Major findings of the study were , that among the 120 adolescent girls, 68% were between 13 and 16 years. A maximum of 37% were having first menarche at the age of 12-13yrs. 76% had regular cycles.  Maximum 56% had Medium Menstrual flow usually. About 86% girls used sanitary pad and the rest used cloth pieces. About 39% used water and no soap for hand washing. Multiple restrictions were practiced. Conclusion: This study reported that menstrual hygiene was unsatisfactory among adolescent girls. Therefore, girls should be educated about the facts of menstruation and proper hygienic practices. 


Keywords: Hygienic practices, Menarche, Reproductive tract infections, Sanitary pads, Menstrual
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Kavitha Kiran, V. and Yashoda, K. 2020. Menstrual Hygiene Management among Rural Adolescent Girls of Agrarian Families.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(1): 891-899. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.099