Menstrual hygiene among early adolescent girls and its’ related factors

Ritanti Ritanti, Tri Wahyuni


This study aimed to determine the prevalence of menstrual hygiene and the association between mother’s role function and menstrual hygiene among early adolescent girls. This cross-sectional study used a simple random sampling technique. The target population including early adolescent girls aged 12-15 years old, had menarche. Hence, 367 respondents in this study passed the analysis's inclusion criteria. Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine the association. There were 46.32 % of respondents noticed the prevalence of good menstrual hygiene. There were 170 out of 367 respondents who reported the presence of good menstrual hygiene. The ultimate model of a multiple logistic regression designated that mother and information exposure support (adj. OR=6.89, 95% CI: 3.84–12.38, p<0.001; adj. OR=2.17, 95% CI: 1.36–3.45, p=0.001) were meaningfully linked by the bad menstrual hygiene. Other significant covariate factors were organization (adj. OR=1.79, 95% CI: 1.10–2.91, p=0.018). The study found a high prevalence of good menstrual hygiene. Mother support, information exposure, and organization were linked with menstrual hygiene among early adolescent girls. 

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