International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research
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Volume 5 Issue 6
Analysing The Menstrual Protection Method Followed By Young Women In South India
|Abstract||Menstruation being an important biological milestone in every girl’s life is still considered as taboo in India and women menstruating process is unclean and dirty. The cultural norms and religious practices are the major reasons for women to not follow good menstrual hygiene practices. In India some places restrict women bathing during periods and against the usage of sanitary napkins. The study analyses the presence of usage of hygienic method of menstrual protection among young women of the age 15 to 24 in South India and how some factors like women participation I household decisions, women having assets, bank accounts, employment in cash influence them following menstrual hygiene. As per Census 2011, 19 percent of total female population in India are of the age group 15-24 years. Young women who were financially independent and strong could meet their menstrual needs better than those who lacked those independencies. Though menstrual hygiene has improved positively, there are other issues like the degradable level of the sanitary napkins and tampons and the materials used to make these products. These issues require more attention together along with the present program to raise awareness among young women regarding the importance of menstrual hygiene.|
|Keywords||Menstrual hygiene, sanitary napkins, menstrual cups.|
|Field||Sociology > Data / Information / Statistics|
|Published In||Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023|
|Cite This||Analysing The Menstrual Protection Method Followed By Young Women In South India - Varshini Balasubramanya - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8222|
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