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dc.contributorMoawed, S.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:57:18Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:57:18Z
dc.date.issued2001EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0701_2/2001_7_1-2_197_203.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119008
dc.description197-203EN
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to identify the indigenous menstrual hygiene practice of Saudi girls in Riyadh. A total of 600 girls aged from 11 years to 18 years were selected from outpatient clinics at three different hospitals in Riyadh. Data were collected using a structured interview. The results revealed that nearly two-thirds of the girls avoided certain foods, drinks and activities, including showering and performing perineal care, and practised several indigenous rituals during the period. Mother, religious books and sisters were the main sources of the girls' infomation. The study suggests that nurses and health care providers should use all available opportunities to educate young girls about menstruationEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAdolescent BehaviorEN
dc.subjectAdolescent PsychologyEN
dc.subjectCeremonial BehaviorEN
dc.subjectEducational StatusEN
dc.subjectFood HabitsEN
dc.subjectHygieneEN
dc.subjectSex EducationEN
dc.subjectUrban HealthEN
dc.subject.meshMenstruationEN
dc.titleIndigenous practices of Saudi girls in Riyadh during their menstrual periodEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (‎1-2)‎, 197-203, 2001


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