The burden of menstrual problems and factors affecting adolescent school going girls in Jaipur

Abstract
Objective: The objective of this study was to find out the burden of menstrual problems and factors affecting adolescent school girls. Methods:Study population included all the adolescent school going girls of 10-19 years age group, residing in the field practice area of RHTC Achrol. The study began in January, 2015 till the estimated sample size of 400 was achieved. Results: Menorrhagia (6 to 8 days) was seen in 104 (26.0%) adolescent girls. 72 (18.0%) girls had polymenorrhoea (<20 days) & 6 (1.5%) had oligomenorrhoea (>35 days). Conclusion: The study revealed that menstrual disorders like oligomenorrhoea, hypomenorrhoea, polymenorrhoea and menorrhagia ranged from 1.5%  to  26.0% and around  20% girls had PMS.  As per GOI through Rajiv Gandhi scheme for the empowerment of adolescent girls -SABLA in an effort to provide adolescent reproductive and sexual health information and services along the continuum of care, community-based intervention and demand generation initiatives should be linked to facility-based service across all levels of the health system. Keywords: Menstrual problems, Menarche, Patterns, Adolescent girls, Jaipur