A Descriptive Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge Regarding Menstrual Hygiene among the Adolescents Girls in Selected School of Bareilly, With a view to Develop Information Guide SheetJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2020-06-05
Authors : Manoj Kumar Sharma;
Page : 1654-1655
Keywords : Adolescence; Menarche; Menstrual Hygiene; Girls; Information Guide Sheet;
Adolescence girls are about 1/5th of total female population in world. Menarche is milestone in a women's life is it denote the start of reproductive capacity but there is gross lack of information on menstrual preparedness and management among adolescent girls. Today healthy adolescent girls are tomorrow's mothers, who are strength of nation. Most of the adolescent girls tends to be extremely unaware of their own body that physical change. Half of the adolescent age between 12 to 15 years studying 8th - 10thstandard do not know about menstruation until its onset. Menstrual hygiene has come to occupy an increasing important place in discussion of women's health. Attention is in focusing on impact of the onset of menarche. Studies on girl's responses to menarche have determined that it is highly salient intensely experience event and turning point in female development. They also have demonstrated that more positive initial response. Despite a sense of being prepared and even excited about impending event, most girls still find menarche mildly stressful.
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