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Scirj Volume VI, Issue VI, June 2018 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Problems and Practice of Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent Girls

Deep Bahadur Adhikari

Abstract: The paper is based on the study of adolescent’s girls and their menstrual practices of 3 secondary schools of Besishahar municipality Lamjung. Simple random sampling method was used for the respondent selection. Where 40 girls were taken from grade 9and 10 from each school. The study showed 92.97% girls having basic idea about menstruation whereas rest of 7.03% found to be unaware. The knowledge regards to menstruation among girls resulted satisfactory. The first menstruation was started in the age of 13 to 14 among two third of the girls as they responded; indicates their menstrual cycle is normal. About 50% girls shared their unwillingness for working during the period. Two thirds of the girls told about their practice of separate staying for 4 to 5 days in each menstruation and family does not allow them to get entry into the kitchen and so called sacred places of the house where as 20% girls showed their faith in god and sin and follow menstrual practices due to fear of being sinner. With the sanitary point of view, 26% girls expressed their habit of using sanitary pad while rest of 74% shared that they used piece of cloth as safety. Likewise, 80 (66%) have found to be having daily bathing during the period. Most of the girls (94.2%) shared about their physical pain with the problem like anemia and extreme bleeding and 90% found be affected from psychological problem. 20% talked about these sufferings. We found, 19.01% were forced to be absent in school in those days. Similarly, 64% told about their regular menstruation.

Reference this Paper: Problems and Practice of Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent Girls by Deep Bahadur Adhikari published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume VI, Issue VI, June 2018 Edition, Page 53-56 ".

Search Terms: Menstruation, Menarche, Menopause, Depression, Anxiety, Nausea, Anemia

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