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Title:
DISCOURSE OF MENSTRUAL WELLBEING IN SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL RAJASTHAN

Authors:
Jyoti Pali, Atiq Ahmed, Tahira Mariam

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Jyoti Pali*, Atiq Ahmed**, Tahira Mariam***
*. Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, Central University of Rajasthan, Bandarsindri, Kishangarh, Ajmer, 305817
**. Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Central University of Rajasthan, Bandarsindri, Kishangarh, Ajmer, 305817
***. Consultant Psychologist, Ajmer, Rajasthan

MLA 8
Pali, Jyoti, et al. "DISCOURSE OF MENSTRUAL WELLBEING IN SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL RAJASTHAN." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 801-818, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=62. Accessed Feb. 2019.
APA
Pali, J., Ahmed, A., & Mariam, T. (2019, February). DISCOURSE OF MENSTRUAL WELLBEING IN SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL RAJASTHAN. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(2), 801-818. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=62
Chicago
Pali, Jyoti, Atiq Ahmed, and Tahira Mariam. "DISCOURSE OF MENSTRUAL WELLBEING IN SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL RAJASTHAN." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 2 (February 2019), 801-818. Accessed February, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=62.

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Abstract:
The present study was carried out in Noharia, a small village of Rajasthan has a population of around one thousand. This study was based on two key objectives, one, to assess the menstruation health, practices and socio-cultural restrictions on adolescent girls and second was to disseminate knowledge about menstrual adjustment among rural girls. In this study, Mean age of menarche was found 14.5 years. The study reveals that Girls were unaware and unprepared about the menarche. 77.3% of girls reported of being unaware about the phenomenon in the course of their first menstruation. The initial experiences found vital among adolescent, 86.4% of girls reported that at the inception of the period their first reaction was fear. The majority (90%) of participants' resolved sudden panic of menarche by telling to their mother. In this study sanitation during menstruation was found to be a big challenge in rural areas as 63.6% girls goes to the farm for defecation. However, at the end of the study, one session was conducted to disseminate knowledge on menstrual adjustment among participant girls in the study. It was a constructive activity executed along with young girls. It is to conclude that if knowledge circulates to girls with a systematic way it would lead towards an effective initiative in order to address menstruation taboos and menstrual malpractices among women in rural areas.