MENSTRUATION MANAGEMENT AMONG FEMALE SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN MAKAWANPUR DISTRICT, NEPAL

Ram Prasad Adhikari, Dr. Ram Krishna Maharjan

Abstract


Menstruation is a natural process that starts from the age of 8/9 years and ends around the year of 50. Adolescence is a period of physical, mental, social and emotional change. Menstruation is the sign of maturity among the girls. The aim of this study is to assess the menstrual management among adolescent school girls.  The data required for the study was collected from 200 adolescent school girls of the age group of 15-19 years in 10 higher secondary sampled schools of Makawanpur districts of Nepal. The systemic random sampling method was used to select the required number of respondents and the proportionate stratified random sampling technique was administered to select the required number of school. There are significant association ((p=0.009), (p=0.049) and (p=0.015) <0.05 in two-side) between the caste, religion and age of the respondents, respectively and leaving school during the period of menstruation, whereas other demographic variables have no significant association. There is significant association (p= 0.012<0.05 in two-side) between marital status and the use of absorbent for the management of menstruation in case of not leaving school, while other demographic variables have no significant association.  There is significant association (p=0.004<0.05 in two-side) between location of the respondents and the way of managing menstrual pads or materials in school. Menstruation is a hindering problem for the school girls. It is necessary to manage safety menstrual pad in school for emergency period, which prevents girls from shame, insult and leaving school. The government should provide the budget for it.

Keywords


Menstruation, management, female, school, adolescents, Makawanpur.

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