International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 12, Part C (2019)
Knowledge and practices regarding menstruation among adolescents of Kailali district
Prayag Raj Joshi
The present study was undertaken to assess the knowledge and practices regarding menstruation among school going adolescents. The descriptive cross sectional method was adopted to carry out this research. The sample for the study comprised of 46 girls of 9th and 10th grade in the age group 10-19 years. A combination of convenience and random sampling technique was used for selection of the sample group Saraswati High School Dhangadhi of Kailali district. Self administered Questionnaires was used assess their knowledge and practice regarding menstruation among adolescent girls. The most common source of information about menstruation for the majority of the sample girls were mothers. Most of the girls had faced the menstrual problems like dysmenorrhoea and almost respondents had applied the remedial measures. Their ideal thing to use during menstruation was sanitary pads and somebody was using some absorbents too. The reactions to first menstruation were scare, indifferent, discomfort, disgust and guilt and other reactions, but there were several socio-cultural taboos related to menstruation. So it can be recommended that further studies can be done to explore detail information.
How to cite this article:
Prayag Raj Joshi. Knowledge and practices regarding menstruation among adolescents of Kailali district. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(12): 162-166.