|| ABSTRACT | Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 99-102 (May 2015)|
HYGIENE PRACTICE DURING MENSTRUATION AMONG ADOLESCENCE SCHOOL GIRLS
| Mst. Nadira Parvin | Md Monoarul Haque | Bonita Parvin | Mohammad Shahinoor Islam | Mosammat Surayia Begum | and | Sabita Rani Mondol |. The American Journal of Innovative Research and Applied Sciences. 2015; 1(3):99-102.
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Background: Poor sanitation at schools is correlated with absenteeism and dropouts. There is conclusive evidence that girls’ attendance in school is increased through improved sanitation. Objective: The aim of the study was to assess hygiene practice during menstruation among adolescence school girls. Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted among conveniently selected 240 adolescent girls. Pre-tested modified questionnaire was used and face to face interview was conducted to get data. Results: Mean age of respondents was 15.46±1.17 years. Mean monthly family income of respondents was 288.47±54.56 USD. About 18%, 33% and 49% respondents used sanitary napkin, cotton and old piece of cloth respectively. About 64.4% & 24% girls changed used materials three times and four times daily respectively. Most of the respondents (73%) cleaned the materials with water and soap. Majority of the respondents (43%) dried cloth in sun light followed by 20%, 24% and 13% dried in dark and damp place, in the bathroom and in other places respectively. Conclusion: About 82% did not use sanitary napkin during menstruation.
Key words: Hygiene, Menstruation, Adolescent girl.