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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 7, Issue 10, Part A (2021)

Level of awareness on menstruation among adolescent girls of Tribals (Gujjars): A study of Aloosa tehsil in district Bandipora

Author(s)
Neelofer Habib, Tabassum Maqbool, Dr. Salima Jan, Shahnaza Habib and Humara Habib
Abstract
Background: Menstruation is one of the most important changes occurring during adolescence and is an important constituent of a female's reproductive health and wellbeing. The objective of this study is to know the level of awareness on menstruation and their personal hygiene among Gujjars Girls in Bandipora district.
Methodology: The sample for the study comprised of 200 girls in the age group 10-19 years. A sample random sampling technique was used for selection of the sample group from Aloosa Tehsil in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. Adolescent girls were interviewed with the help of structured Interview schedule to know the level of awareness among Gujjar girls related to menstruation. The data was then analysed quantitatively using a statistical analysis.
Results: The results revealed that sample girls lack conceptual clarity about the process of menstruation before they started menstruating and unpreparedness for menarche. The level of personal hygiene was seen very less and management of menstruation was found to be quite unsatisfactory. 79.5% of the gujjar girls believed that there should be no regular bath during menstrual cycle.
Conclusion: There is low level of knowledge and awareness about menstruation and its related issues among Gujjars adolescent girls. The personal hygiene was not good among adolescent girls.
Pages: 33-37  |  24 Views  1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Neelofer Habib, Tabassum Maqbool, Dr. Salima Jan, Shahnaza Habib, Humara Habib. Level of awareness on menstruation among adolescent girls of Tribals (Gujjars): A study of Aloosa tehsil in district Bandipora. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(10):33-37.
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