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Title: Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about menarche of adolescent girls in Anand district, Gujarat
Authors: Tiwari, H.
Oza, U.N.
Tiwari, R.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: A questionnaire survey of knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards menstruation was made in 22 schools in Anand district, Gujarat state. Of 900 schoolgirls aged 11-17 years, only 38.5% felt comfortable about menarche and only 31.0% believed that menstruation was a normal physiological process. Many [37.2%] had not been informed about menarche before its onset and 48.2% felt they were not mentally prepared. The major sources of information were the mother [60.7%] or an elder sister [15.8%]; teachers and others relatives played a small role. In this area of India, many families continue the custom of celebrating the first menarche and observing social restrictions
Description: 428-433
Keywords: Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Socioeconomic Factors
Health Education
Subject: Menarche
ISSN: 1020-3397
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