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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2018, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part B

To study the menstrual pattern and various menstrual problems among urban adolescent girls
Author(s): Dr. Nikita Gandotra and Dr. Reena Pal
Abstract: Adolescence is very important transitional period in which development from girlhood to womanhood with physical, psychological changes occurs. Menstruation is a milestone but there are substantial lacunae in knowledge about menstruation and related problems, which leads to severe reproductive health problems. Objective: To study the menstrual pattern and various menstrual problems among urban adolescent girls. Method: A cross sectional study carried out, total 100 adolescent girls included who attended gynecological OPD predesigned questionnaire filled after informed consent. Data was collected, compiled and analyzed. Result: Majority of adolescent girls (62%) had menarche between 10-13 yrs of age. Oligomenorrhea is most common menstrual problem (56%), dysmenorrhea was the main reason of absenteeism from school (with 42.9%). Menorrhagia along with dysmenorrhea was second most common reason (14.2%) for absenteeism from school. Conclusion: This study highlights the need of awareness of menstruation and related problems among the adolescent girls to avoid future reproductive health problems
Pages: 65-67 | 803 Views | 328 Downloads
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Dr. Nikita Gandotra and Dr. Reena Pal. To study the menstrual pattern and various menstrual problems among urban adolescent girls. International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2018; 2(3): 65-67.
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology