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Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)

Study on menstrual cycle of adolescent girls of rural area of Ambajogai Tehsil of Beed district

Author(s):
Saurabh Sharma, Rohini Joshi and Ravindra Korake
Abstract:
Teenage is known as turbulent period in girls’ life because during this period they attain menarche which is considered as a most evident sign of sexual maturity in them. This study measures menarchial age, awareness about the menarche. A questionnaire among the 100 girls between age group 10-19 years in 4 villages of ambejogai and Kej blocks of district Beed. i.e. Sangav, kodari, shripatraywadi and dipewadgaon. The mean age of onset of menarche was 13.6 (+ 1.1) years. The most common symptom reported by the adolescent girls during the menstrual periods was lower abdominal pain (78%) second most prevalent symptoms were tiredness (54%), followed by body pain (43%). Only (37%) girls were aware about menstruation before its onset because they have got knowledge from their elder sisters, mother and television. But majority (63%) girls were unaware about it. Mothers were main source of information on attainment of menarche. It is necessary to include comprehensive school education program on menarche and menstrual problems.
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How to cite this article:
Saurabh Sharma, Rohini Joshi, Ravindra Korake. Study on menstrual cycle of adolescent girls of rural area of Ambajogai Tehsil of Beed district. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(1):331-334.
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