Indigenous practices of Saudi girls in Riyadh during their menstrual period.

  title={Indigenous practices of Saudi girls in Riyadh during their menstrual period.},
  author={Seham Moawed},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={7 1-2},
  • Seham Moawed
  • Published 2001 in
    Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue…
The objective of this study was to identify the indigenous menstrual hygiene practice of Saudi girls in Riyadh. A total of 600 girls aged from 11 years to 18 years were selected from outpatient clinics at three different hospitals in Riyadh. Data were collected using a structured interview. The results revealed that nearly two-thirds of the girls avoided certain foods, drinks and activities, including showering and performing perineal care, and practised several indigenous rituals during the… CONTINUE READING

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