Menstruation, menstrual protection and menstrual cycle problems. The knowledge, attitudes and practices of young Australian women

S. Abraham, I. Fraser, V. Gebski, C. Knight, D. Llewellyn-Jones, M. Mira, D. McNeil

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Abstract

The results of a survey of 1377 young Australian women aged 14 to 19 years, conducted to determine their attitudes, state of knowledge and practices with regard to menstruation, are presented. The young women, as a group, lacked sufficient information about menstruation, about the time of ovulation, about menstrual discharge, and about the use of tampons. A high proportion (80%) considered menstruation to be inconvenient or embarrassing. Certain measures aimed at remedial action are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume142
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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