Dysmenorrhea in a multiethnic population of adolescent Asian girls.

  title={Dysmenorrhea in a multiethnic population of adolescent Asian girls.},
  author={Li Ping Wong and Ee Ming Khoo},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={108 2},
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of dysmenorrhea, its impact, and the treatment-seeking behavior of adolescent Asian girls. METHOD A cross-sectional study with 1092 girls from 15 public secondary schools and 3 ethnic groups in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. RESULTS Overall, 74.5% of the girls who had reached menarche had dysmenorrhea; 51.7% of these girls reported that it affected their concentration in class; 50.2% that it restricted their social activities; 21.5… CONTINUE READING

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