A Pilot Study of Menstrual Problems in Adolescent Girls of Slum areas
*Corresponding author: Hanmanta Vishwanath Wadgave, C/o Primary Health Centre Valsang, South Solapur, Mob: + 91 9405844323, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Menstrual problems are highly prevalent in adolescent girls. So an effort is made to study the menstrual problems in adolescent girls.
What is prevalence of menstrual problems in adolescent girls in slum areas?
Study menstrual problems in adolescent girls and its variation with the age.
Community based cross sectional study.
400 adolescent girls were interviewed from selected 10 urban slums of Solapur Municipal Corporation area.
The average age of the participant was 15.92 ± 2.33 years. 302 (75.5%) girls in the present study had either one or more menstrual problems. The most common menstrual problem was dysmenorrhea (45%). Followed by oligomenorrhea (15.25%), menorrhagia (13.75%) and polymenorrhea (8.25%). Prevalence of dysmenorrhea and oligomenorrhea was more in the higher age group while, menorrhagia and polymenorrhea decreases as the age advances. But overall menstrual problems were significantly less as the age of the adolescent advances (?2 =9.48; P=0.01). Significant number of adolescent girls had menstrual problems like dysmenorrhea, oligomenorrhea etc. So there is need to formulate appropriate counseling and management plans/polices to tackle these problems.
Adolescent, Menstrual Problem, Dysmenorrhea, Age.