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Indigenous Research Study to Elucidate the Barriers of Menstrual Hygiene in Adolescent School Girls of Kolar Area in Bhopal City

Author:Shipra Singh, Rituja Kaushal, DM Saxena

Keywords:Adolescent School Girls, Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Facilities, Bhopal

Type:Original Article

Abstract:"Background: Menstruation is an eternal phenomenon, running since evolution still we have poor grip over medical impact associated with it which results into adverse health effects. Methods: This observation cross sectional study was undertaken to analyze various factors related to menstruation. Study was done for 7 months involving 300 participants. Result: Findings were tabulated as number & percentage of distribution of study population in accordance with socio demographic, knowledge, and practice based factors. Conclusion: The study has highlighted the need of adolescent girls & their informant channels of communication to have correct in-formation about menstruation and hygienic practices to be followed during menstruation."