International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part B (2017)
Problems of menstruation of the adolescent girls
Dr. B Sajitha
Adolescence in girls has been recognised as a special period in their life cycle that requires specific and special attention. Menarche the milestone in adolescence refers to the onset of fecundity that is the capacity to give birth to children. Menarche is a highly emotional experience for a young pubescent. The general concern now-a-days is on quality of individuals and therefore girls’ reproductive health is very important. Probably the advent of technology and initiatives towards mitigation of illiteracy might have transformed the thinking positively. However, one should know the problems related to menstruation during the adolescent age, the severity of the problems and whether they are seeking treatment for curing them. The study focuses its attention to the factors and problems related to menstruation among girls that cannot be left unnoticed and to suggest solutions based on the findings. Study shows that many girls experience abdominal cramps during the first few days of their periods. Headache is the major problem reported by girls followed by backache. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health is being a sensitive issue, awareness programmes should be formulated only in consultation with community leaders, religious groups, parents and teachers in order to ensure the acceptability and effectiveness of interventions.
How to cite this article:
Dr. B Sajitha. Problems of menstruation of the adolescent girls. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(3): 103-106.