Menstrual Hygiene Management of Junior High School Students in Rural Areas of Indonesia (Study in Tinambung Sub-District, Poliweli Mandar, West Sulawesi)

Ella Nurlaella Hadi, Ulfa Diya Atiqa

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Abstract

In order to avoid diseases that can affect reproductive organs, Menstrual Hygiene Management I (MHM) needs to be implemented. This study aims to assess MHM and the determinants of junior I high school female students at Tinambung sub-district. A quantitative approach with a cross sectional design was conduct towards 250 female students I proportionally random selected from 3 junior high schools at Tinambung sub-district. Data were I collected online using a questionnaire and analyzed using chi square test and multiple logistic I regression. A number of 60.8% of female students practiced poor MHM. Female students who had I negative attitude towards MHM had almost 8 times the chance to practice poor MHM compared to I students who had a positive attitude after being controlled by knowledge on MHM, water facilities, I sanitation and hygiene (WASH) at school, education of mother and exposure to information (P= I 0.005, OR: 7.98, 95% CI: 3.91, 16.29). Efforts are needed to provide information related to MHM through mothers, teachers and social I media which are now widely accessed by students as well as improving WASH facilities at schools I to support female students practice adequate MHM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1230-1235
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management
  • Menstruation

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