Magnitude of menstrual problems among young females of medical and paramedical college

Deepshikha Jaiswal, Rahul Kumar


Background: Menstruation is described as the exclusive sign of femininity. The age of menarche is determined by general health, genetic, socio-economic, nutritional factors, geographic location, exposure to light and psychological state. Objective of current study was to determine the magnitude of menstrual problem among young females of age group17-25 years of medical and paramedical college.

Methods: The present study has been conducted on 300 young female students studying in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology in collaboration with paramedical and nursing college, RIMS and R. Saifai, Etawah over a period of 18 months January 2015 to July 2016, with an objective to determine the magnitude of menstrual problem among on young female students of age group 17-25 years.

Results: Mean age of the study population was 21.98 years. The mean age of menarche was found to be 13.50 years with standard deviation of 1.315. This was also in accordance with the results of previous studies. The average duration of menstrual blood loss was found to be 4.28 days with standard deviation of 1.092. The average duration of normal blood flow for reproductive age group as estimated is 2-5 days. The mean of menstrual cycle length came out to be 29.79 days with a standard deviation of 4.87. The average amount of blood loss during each menstrual cycle was found to be 65.39 ml with a standard deviation of 11.81.

Conclusions: It was concluded that the mean age of menarche was found to be 13.50 years with standard deviation of 1.315. The average duration of normal blood flow for reproductive age group as estimated is 2-5 days.


Magnitude, Menstrual problems, Young females, Medical and paramedical college

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