Abstract: Objective of Study:
To study Awareness and hygienic practice among adolescent girls during menstruation.
Aims and Objectives: To study demographic profile of study group and to assess hygiene practices during menstruation.
Methodology: This is a observational descriptive type of study done from 01 December 2016 to 01 November 2017 in the department of of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National, Institute of Medical Science & Research, Jaipur. In this study 180 girls were taken who attended gynecological OPD. Girls belongs to the Adolescent age group of 10 to 19 years with any menstrual related complaints. Written and informed consent was taken from all participants and their guardians, parents. All parameters were recorded in a pre-structured questionnaire /proforma, that included identification bio-data, menstrual & menstrual hygiene history, demographic and socioeconomic profile. In this study, total num 180 adolescent girls were taken on the basis of random selection criteria according to inclusion criteria. A detailed history regarding menstrual complaints was taken and general physical examination height, weight and pre-structured questionnaire / pro -forma was filled for socio-demographic profile and menstrual hygiene.
Results: In this study we have noticed that most of rural girls were illiterate, not educated and most of them not aware about menstrual hygiene and there is high prevalence of menstrual morbidities.
Conclusion: We should educate them about menstrual hygiene and spread awareness about the various government services like supplying of sanitary napkins. Other government services like nutritional supplementations programs are conducting to improve health of the general population.