Menstrual knowledge and coping strategies of early adolescent girls: A school based intervention study

Sinu, E (2015) Menstrual knowledge and coping strategies of early adolescent girls: A school based intervention study. Journal of School Social Work, XI (12). 05-15. ISSN 0976-3759

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Abstract

Girls studying in Class VIII (n=61) were selected using census method from government high school, Udupi rural district, Karnataka for a descriptive study the social problems and coping strategies during menstruation among early adolescent schoolgirls. The study group reported age at onset of menarche, duration of menstrual bleeding and knowledge about menarche before onset. Almost all of them agreed that menstruation was a normal phenomenon. Majority use sanitary pad. More than half of them ‘burn the used pad’ for disposal. Three-fourth did not face any restriction during menstruation. One-third used to cope with menstrual problems by ‘staying indoors’. School Social Worker plays a vital role in imparting health education related to menstrual hygiene and practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Menstrual hygiene; teenagers; school social work; child mental health; adolesence education; intervention in schools.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 04:14
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 04:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142600

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