Vaginal discharge is a common reproductive tract infection among women. Reproductive tract infection increases morbidity in women.
Aim: The study aimed to determine the social and demographic factors linked with vaginal discharge.
Methods: This is a hospital-based prospective observational study conducted in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology outpatient department, Rangaraya medical college, Kakinada. Women with vaginal discharge were interviewed with a pretested questionnaire.
Results: The total number of participants in my study was 50. The results were vaginal discharge common among 31-40 years of age. 42% among lower socioeconomic class women, 66% among joint family. 72% had vaginal discharge who got married before 18 years of age. 74% of women had no habit of using panties in their daily life. 40 % of women perceived no specific symptoms.
Conclusion: To alleviate vaginal discharge, awareness about personal and menstrual hygiene among women is mandatory.