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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (206) Last page : (211)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5015

Menstrual Problems of Late Adolescents

Chaitanya Itagi1* and Sunanda Itagi2
1Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad – 580 005, Karnataka, India
2Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad – 580 005, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: itagichaitanya@gmail.com
Received: 12.06.2017  |  Revised: 20.06.2017   |  Accepted: 22.06.2017  


The onset of menstruation is part of the maturation process. Variability in menstrual cycle and menstrual problems are common. Present study was undertaken to assess the knowledge and problems related to menstruation among adolescent girls of Dharwad taluk. The sample for the study comprised of60 adolescent girls in the age group 18-19 years. Self structured questionnaire was developed and used to study the knowledge and problems related to menstruation. The results revealed that the girls attained menarche at the age of 13 to 15 years. Majority of girls experienced monthly period with normal flow of blood during menses. Mother was a source of information regarding menstruation for all respondents. There was high prevalence of problems faced during menstruation. Major problems were cramps, irritability and stomach ache during menses. Thirty five per cent of respondents were visited to doctor during menses with problem of severe stomach pain followed by irregular in menses and heaviness in breast. The correlation study was done between income of the family and treatment taken. It showed there is a positive relation between income and treatment taken. It shows health status of the adolescent girl will depend upon the income of the family and higher the income, better the health. It is essential to update the adolescents with menstrual knowledge and provide them with counselling services and relevant information on possible treatment options.

Key words: Adolescent, Menarche, Menstrual Knowledge, Problem.

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Cite this article: Itagi, C. and Itagi, S., Menstrual Problems of Late Adolescents, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 206-211 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5015