Dr Sadhana Singh

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Dr Sadhana Singh

  1. 1. 1<br />Socio-demographic predictors of Menstrual Hygiene Practices as key determinant of RTI among ever-married ‘in-migrant’ women of Dehradun<br />Authors: <br />Singh Sadhna,Kandpal SD,Roy D<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Background:<br />Considering huge burden of RTI across community based study settings, menstrual hygiene practices by reproductive age group women have documented evidence of being a key determinant of RTI and bearing causal association with Socio-demographic attributes. <br />
  3. 3. 3<br />Objectives:<br />1. Study menstrual hygiene practices of ever-married ‘in-migrant’ women from Dehradun as a key determinant of RH needs. <br />2. Establish causal association between menstrual hygiene practices and (i) key socio-demographic attributes (ii) RTI<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Material & Method:<br />An observational (cross-sectional) study was designed with a probability sample of 965 ever-married women of 15-49 yrs from 06 ‘make-shift settlements’/slums along immediate precincts i.e 50 meters into the mainland from the banks of rivers- all in the district of Dehradun.<br />
  5. 5. Distribution of study population by use of cloth during menses<br />
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  7. 7. Distribution of study subjects according to menstrual hygiene practices and literacy<br />
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  9. 9. Distribution of Study Subjects according to Menstrual Hygiene Practice and Religion<br />
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  11. 11. Distribution of study subjects according to menstrual hygiene practice and SES<br />
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  13. 13. 13<br />Menstrual Hygiene Practice and RTI/STI- Distribution of study subjects according to menstrual hygiene and RTI/STI<br />
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  15. 15. 15<br />Results:<br />The present study findings revealed that as a key determinant of RH needs, menstrual hygiene practices of the study population bore significant statistical association with their Socio demographic attributes & key RTI symptoms.<br />

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