Adolescence is a transition period from childhood to
adult life during which pubertal development and sexual
maturation take place, thus making physiological
development a challenge adolescents have to face. There is
a substantial lacuna in the knowledge towards
menstruation among adolescent girls. Menstrual hygiene
and management is an issue that is insufficiently
acknowledged and has not received adequate attention.
A) To study awareness regarding menstruation among
B) To study practice regarding menstruation among
Materials and Methods:
Cross sectional study was conducted by interviewing
all the female students who had attained menarche in 8 to
10th class by using a semi structured, pretested
questionnaire at government schools, Amritsar. Data was
analyzed in SPSS 25.
Majority of participants belonged to age group of 10-
14 years. 88% belonged to Sikh religion. 65.1% belonged
to lower middle SES group (Modified BG Prasad Scale).
47.8% of participants had attained menarche at middle
age. Majority of them did not know about menstruation
before attaining menarche. Maximum number of
participants does not go to temple during menstruation.
90% of participants were using sanitary pad as absorbent
during menstruation. Conclusion: All the female
participants knew about sanitary pad and all were using
sanitary pad during menstruation. Health education and
counseling should be imparted regarding healthy practices
Keywords : Adolescent girls, Menstruation, Menarche, Knowledge, Practice.