A STUDY TO IDENTIFY THE MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS AND RELATEDPRACTICES AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL SUB HIMALYAN REGION
Background: Menarche and men striation are very important aspects of a females life. Although the menstruation is a normal physiological process, adolescent girls have difficulty to handle their menstruation. The main objective of our study was to identify the menstrual problems and there late dpractices among adolescent girls. Methodology: A descriptive survey approach was done. The sample consisted of a total of 350 adolescent girls selected who attended non OBG -OPD in civil hospital Bhawarna and **** which are present in rural subhimalyan region. A questionnaire was then used to collect data regarding background information, menstrual characteristics /problems and related practices. Biophysical measures like height, weight, and body mass index(BMI) were also taken along with the data. Results: Most of the adolescent girls in our study had irregular men struation(25%), 13% had poly menorrhea, 6% had scanty menstruation and only 4% adolescent girls complained of menorrhagia. The majority(79%) among them were experiencing dysmenorrhea during menstruation. The menstrual symptoms which were experienced were abdominal pain(74%), backache (42.9%) and even fainting (8.9%). Conclusion: Menstrual problems form a crucial domain of a doles cent health. As these problems are unreported, it is highly necessary that adequate attention and care is provided. The consequences of neglect of the menstrual problems result in impaired reproductive as well asexual health in older women.
Keywords: The main objective of our study was to identify the menstrual problems and there late dpractices among adolescent girls.
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