Knowledge and menstrual hygiene practices among adolescents in senior secondary schools in Ile Ife, south-western Nigeria

@inproceedings{Aluko2014KnowledgeAM,
  title={Knowledge and menstrual hygiene practices among adolescents in senior secondary schools in Ile Ife, south-western Nigeria},
  author={Oladele O. Aluko and O. Modupe Oluya and Olufemi A. Olaleye and A. Adebola Olajuyin and T. Funmilola Olabintan and O. Iriyise Oloruntoba-Oju},
  year={2014}
}
The culture of silence surrounds menstruation while inadequate facilities predispose adolescents to psycho-social trauma and cyclic absenteeism from schools. This study assessed the knowledge and menstrual hygiene management (MHM) practices among adolescents. The descriptive cross-sectional study identified 400 respondents through multistage technique. Data was collected by pre-tested questionnaire and observational checklist. The mean age of respondents was 15.3±1.5years and the age at… CONTINUE READING