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Menstrual Hygiene among Indian Urban- Rural Adolescent Girls - Problem, Hygiene and Disadvantages

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 2)

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Page : 968-971

Keywords : Menstrual Hygiene; Adolescent Girls; Hygiene and Disadvantages;

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The Menstruation is a normal physiological process in adolescent girls which indicating about beginning of reproductive life of girls, but sometimes due to lack of knowledge it becomes a problematic phenomenon in the Indian society for adolescent girls. In India the menstrual hygiene mostly depends upon the girl’s educational status, socioeconomic status, and cultural statuses of family. Some studies say that more number of girls from an urban area (56.2 %) was using sanitary napkins during menstruation. Only around one-fourth of the girls in study area had ever been counseled for menstrual hygiene. Awareness about adolescent health clinic was significantly more among urban girls. Studies say Awareness in urban adolescent girls was more in comparison to rural girls. The usage of sanitary pads was similar in both rural and urban areas. Menstrual hygiene was better in urban than rural areas. It is imperative that adolescent girls be educated about the, significance of menstruation, and proper hygienic practices during menstruation. Sex education in school curriculum can help in resolving misconceptions about menstruation.

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