Menstruation: Experiences of adolescent slum dwelling girls of Siliguri City, West Bengal, India

  title={Menstruation: Experiences of adolescent slum dwelling girls of Siliguri City, West Bengal, India},
  author={Sharmistha Bhattacherjee and Kuntala Ray and Romy Biswas and Manasi Chakraborty},
  journal={Journal of Basic and Clinical Reproductive Sciences},
Background: Adolescence is defi ned as the teenage period of life, involving major biological changes and psycho-social development. In adolescence, the girls fi rst experience menstruation and good hygiene is essential during this period. Menstrual hygiene is an issue that is insuffi ciently acknowledged and has not received adequate attention in the reproductive health in developing countries. Aim: To elicit the knowledge, attitude and practice of menstrual hygiene in adolescent slum dwelling… 

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