PREVALENCE OF MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES IN LATE ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND USEFULNESS OF NON PHARMACOLOGICAL ADJUNCTS

Dr . A. Kala

Abstract


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of menstrual irregularities are increasing nowadays which is the
main cause of infertility in women of reproductive age group. Modern life style changes and stress are provoking factors
for menstrual irregularities in adolescent girls. Our aim was to find out the prevalence of menstrual irregularities
among college girls and trying to correct it by life style modification alone without any pharmacological therapy.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: About 800 girls from college are selected. Prevalence of menstrual irregularities
detected. Non pharmacological intervention given for 6 months and the results analysed.
RESULTS: Prevalence of menstrual irregularities in adolescent girls was 12% and by giving non pharmacological
therapy there was significant correction in menstrual cycle irregularities.
CONCLUSION: To conclude, life style modification can be advised to adolescent girls to avoid future infertility due to
irregular menstruation.


Keywords


Menstrual irregularities, Late Adolescent Girls, Non pharmacological Adjuncts

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