International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 3, PART A
Study on hygiene and sanitary practices during menstruation among adolescent girls of Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand
Author(s): Pratibha Singh, Shivani Bhardwaj, Shalu and Rita Singh Raghuvanshi
Menstrual hygiene is an important issue of concern amongst adolescent girls in India where menstruation is still associated with shame and people avoid discussing it. Isolation of the menstruating girls and restrictions being imposed on them in the family reinforced a negative attitude towards this natural phenomenon. The present study was carried out on 2135 girls from class 9th to 12th from three different government school of district Udham Singh Nagar. The data was collected through personal interview with the help of questionnaire. The results of the present study showed that there were inappropriate knowledge and hygiene practices during menstruation among the school going adolescent girls. Only 35.28% girls were aware of menstruation before menarche. It was also seen that 92.50% girls don’t change pads in school which leads to the longer gap between changing of pads. Awareness regarding the menstruation and menstrual hygiene practices is important and proper education regarding this should be imparted to the adolescent girls in India.
How to cite this article:
Pratibha Singh, Shivani Bhardwaj, Shalu, Rita Singh Raghuvanshi. Study on hygiene and sanitary practices during menstruation among adolescent girls of Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(3):21-23.