The development of menstrual-related beliefs and behaviors during early adolescence.

@article{Brooksgunn1982TheDO,
  title={The development of menstrual-related beliefs and behaviors during early adolescence.},
  author={J Brooks-gunn and Diane N. Ruble},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1982},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={1567-77}
}
Adolescent girls' menstrual-related beliefs and behaviors are examined from a developmental perspective. 2 studies, 1 cross-sectional and 1 longitudinal, were conducted. In the first, 639 girls in grades 5-6, 7-8, and 11-12 were seen. In the second, 46 pairs of girls were seen twice: all were premenarcheal at the first testing; at the second testing, one-half had begun to menstruate in the last few months and one-half were a matched premenarcheal comparison group. Girls answered questions on… CONTINUE READING

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