School Based Intervention on Menstrual Hygiene works

A school-based health education study was conducted between April 2012 to April 2013 at Araihazar Upazilla of Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Participants were 416 adolescent female students aged 11–16 years, in grade 6–8, and living with their parents.

The team delivered 6 months of educational intervention by trained (by an obstetrician and gynaecologist) research assistants (RAs) on menstrual hygiene among school girls. RAs read the questionnaire and participants answered. The changes in knowledge, beliefs and practices regarding menstruation, menstrual disorders experienced, and the restrictions and behaviours practiced by menstruating adolescents were compared between the baseline and the follow-up assessments.

The programme produced significant changes in the knowledge, beliefs and practices of menstrual hygiene, complications from lack of hygiene, and the behaviour and restrictions of the menstruating adolescents.

Find out the full paper in the following link: The effect of a school-based educational intervention on menstrual health: an intervention study among adolescent girls in Bangladesh.

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