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

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

A systematic review of adolescent girls' management of menstrual hygiene in Indian schools

A systematic review of adolescent girls' management of menstrual hygiene in Indian schools

Author(s)
Dr. Nasra Shabnam and Astha Gupta
Abstract
This systematic review aims to comprehend the finding of existing researches showing adolescent girls’ understanding followed in maintaining menstrual hygiene at school, common restriction faced specially in education and school absenteeism due to menstrual period. A systematic search of peer-reviewed literature published between 2010 to 2021 was conducted following PRISMA-P guidelines. Total 45 research studies were included from India. Sanitary napkin was found most commonly used absorbent. Availability of menstrual material at schools is directly related to the usage of the napkins in school time. Embarrassment and privacy were direct results of being seen disposing or washing menstrual materials, and often lead to hiding of materials, and secretive behaviour. To avoid embarrassment girls brought their absorbent waste back to home. Restriction in attending schools is found in very low percentage. Adolescent girls missed their school for initial 1-2 days of periods due to stress of getting stain, pain discomfort, tiredness.
Pages: 260-267  |  238 Views  63 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Nasra Shabnam, Astha Gupta. A systematic review of adolescent girls' management of menstrual hygiene in Indian schools. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(10):260-267.
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