Volume 20 No 12 (2022)
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PREVALENCE OF HEALTHY PRACTICE OF MENSTRUAL HYGIENE AMONG FEMALE COLLEGE STUDENTS IN DELHI/NCR
Manvi Rajput, Sonam Chadda
Abstract
Menstruation is a normal physiological process, but it is still fraught with supernatural beliefs and malpractices, making it difficult for girls in developing countries. Poor knowledge of menstruation can lead to unsafe hygienic practices, which can lead to reproductive and genito-urinary tract infections. This study focused on evaluating the awareness and prevalence of healthy menstrual hygiene among female college students in Delhi/NCR. The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of healthymenstrual hygiene practice among female college students in Delhi/NCR. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 143 subjects (n=143).Questionnaire was distributed in the form of Google form. 143 subjects were selected on the basis of inclusion criteria. Total of 146 subjects responded to the questionnaire (response rate = 97%). The analyzed data showed that (34.5%) chose "always" while (24.4%) chose "never" and (8.7%) of college girls chose not to respond to questions about "reusable and washable" menstrual materials. The results of the study indicates that majority of 18-25 year old female college students in Delhi/NCR colleges are very aware of healthy menstrual hygiene practices and have sufficient knowledge about menstruation, menstrual materials, safe disposal of materials and WASH practices
Keywords
Menstrual hygiene, college students, menstruation, menstrual materials
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