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Volume 7 Issue 6
June-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2006036

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221-228

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MENSTRUAL HYGIENE KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICES AND ACNE PROBLEMS AMONG ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT FEMALES: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

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2349-5162

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"MENSTRUAL HYGIENE KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICES AND ACNE PROBLEMS AMONG ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT FEMALES: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no.221-228, June-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006036.pdf

Abstract

Introduction: Menstruation is a natural and healthy process which occurs monthly in female. Acne often found out to be associated with menstruation due to hormonal fluctuation throughout menstrual cycle. Objective: To assess the menstruation related knowledge, practice and treatment behavior of acne associated with menstruation among adolescent and young adult females. Methods: Adolescent and young adult female between the age group of 14 to 30 years who had been reached menarche at the time of study were selected for the study. Data was collected through pre-designed, closed-ended and structured questionnaire through personal interview. Result: 64% of participants had knowledge regarding menstruation before their menarche. 57% of participant’s first informant regarding menstrual cycle before menarche was their mothers followed by their 20% friend. Most of the participants in the study were not aware of the cause and the source of the bleeding. 96% of participants practices restriction on religious occasion related to menstruation. 51% participants experienced their acne flaring up during menstruation. 92% of participants did not consulted any doctor for their acne flaring-up during menstruation and preferred self-medication. Conclusion: The study revealed that the knowledge on menstruation is average and therefore the menstruation practices are hygienic among the adolescent and young woman of the study area.

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Knowledge, Practices, Adolescent, Female, Menstruation, Menstrual Hygiene, Acne

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"MENSTRUAL HYGIENE KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICES AND ACNE PROBLEMS AMONG ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT FEMALES: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no. pp221-228, June-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006036.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2006036
Registration ID: 233879
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 6 | Year June-2020
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): http://doi.one/10.1729/Journal.23738
Page No: 221-228
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"MENSTRUAL HYGIENE KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICES AND ACNE PROBLEMS AMONG ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT FEMALES: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no. pp221-228, June-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006036.pdf




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