Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 49, Issue 9, pp 733–736 | Cite as

Urban-rural differences in menstrual problems and practices of girl students in Nagpur, India

  • Subhash B. ThakreEmail author
  • Sushama S. Thakre
  • Suresh Ughade
  • Amol D. Thakre
Research Brief


Menstruation in adolescent girls is often associated with menstruation related problems and poor practices. The study was planned to investigate the menstrual related problems and menstrual practices among school going adolescent girls. The study was a community based cross sectional study in a girls’ school in Nagpur. Majority of menstrual practices were significantly better in urban girls as compared to rural girls (P<0.05). Majority of the girls (71.83%) had at least one problem related to menstrual cycles. There was a significant difference in proportion of menstrual problems in rural and urban girls (P<0.01). Menstrual problems are a common source of morbidity in this population.

Key words

Adolescent Females India Mensturation School 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subhash B. Thakre
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Sushama S. Thakre
    • 1
  • Suresh Ughade
    • 1
  • Amol D. Thakre
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Preventive and Social MedicineGovernment Medical CollegeNagpurIndia
  2. 2.Jawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeWardhaIndia
  3. 3.Nagpur 15India

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