Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about menarche of adolescent girls in Anand district, Gujarat
RésuméA 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
Tiwari, H., Oza, U.N. & Tiwari, R. (2006). Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about menarche of adolescent girls in Anand district, Gujarat. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (3-4), 428-433, 2006 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117103
RevueEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (3-4), 428-433, 2006
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