EVALUATION OF WOMEN'S HEALTH DURING MENSTRUAL CYCLE
Josna James*, Sneha Prabha, Merin Joseph, Unnimaya Premkumar, Merlin K. Jacob, T. Sivakumar
Menstruation is a natural, normal biological process experienced by adolescent girls and women. Premenstrual syndrome is a collection of psychological-behavioural and physical symptoms occur during the luteal phase and subsides after the menstrual flow. Menstrual cycle pattern is an important factor in menstruation. Now a days, abnormal cycles like shorter than 21 days, longer than 34 days are common in adolescent girls During menstruation, use of sanitary pads and adequate washing of the genital area are essential for the proper hygeine. In our study we focused to evaluate the women health at different stages like pre-menstruation, menstruation and proper menstrual hygiene during menstrual cycle. In a total of 255 girls, 94.09% were had psychological- behavioural symptoms and 91.68% had physical symptoms respectively. About 62.2% were following good practises for maintaining menstrual hygiene. Proper health education improves the health and well being of girls and women.
Keywords: Premenstrual syndrome, Menstrual cycle pattern, Menstrual hygiene.
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