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Menstrual Hygiene Management among Adolescent Girls in Tamil Nadu: A Narrative Review

Kanagabala Balasubramanian

Keywords : Adolescents, Menstrual hygiene, Restrictions

Citation Information : Balasubramanian K. Menstrual Hygiene Management among Adolescent Girls in Tamil Nadu: A Narrative Review. 2021; 4 (3):63-65.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03118

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 09-09-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Adolescence is a period of physiological, psychological, and social transition between childhood and adulthood. On average, women spend 3000 days of their life menstruating.5 Most adolescent girls in India have little knowledge on menstruation, reproduction, and sexuality.15 As menstruation remains a taboo, several misconceptions and restrictions are followed in the community. During menstruation, poor personal hygiene and unsafe sanitary conditions increase susceptibility to reproductive tract infections and gynecological problems. A multilevel approach at the national, state, community, school, and family level including men and boys is warranted for effective menstrual hygiene management.

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