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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

2020, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part D

Study of knowledge and practices of menstrual hygiene among reproductive age group females in a rural medical college hospital in U.P.
Author(s): Dr. Renu Gupta, Dr. Amrita Saha, Dr. Renuka Kansal and Dr. Anjana Verma
Abstract:
Introduction: Menstruation in a naturally occurring phenomenon which has an impact on physical and mental health of a woman. Therefore proper knowledge attitude and hygienic practices right from the childhood may escalate healthy well-being and also extenuate various myths and social beliefs regarding menstruation.
Objective: To assess the knowledge and practices of Menstrual hygiene among reproductive age group females in a rural medical college Hospital in U.P.
Methodology: It's a community based cross sectional study in OPD dept. of Obst. & Gynae in a rural medical college hospital in U.P. A predesigned pretested questionnaire was allocated.
Results: A total of 543 female were interviewed. 41% had menarche around 13 years. 80% were unaware about menstruation before menarche. 86% did not know the cause of menstruation. 64% had no knowledge regarding the origin of the blood flow. 62% were using sanitary pads as absorbent and 72% were using open disposal method out of them. 91% and 86% were taking bath and doing hand washing during menstruation regularly. More than 80% were refrained from doing religious act during menstruation.
Pages: 209-212 | 666 Views | 104 Downloads
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Renu Gupta, Dr. Amrita Saha, Dr. Renuka Kansal, Dr. Anjana Verma. Study of knowledge and practices of menstrual hygiene among reproductive age group females in a rural medical college hospital in U.P.. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(1):209-212. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i1d.463
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology