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    Socio-demographic predictors of Menstrual Hygiene Practices as key determinant of RTI among ever-married ‘in-migrant’ women of Dehradun
    Authors:
    Singh Sadhna,Kandpal SD,Roy D
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    Background:
    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.
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    Objectives:
    1. Study menstrual hygiene practices of ever-married ‘in-migrant’ women from Dehradun as a key determinant of RH needs.
    2. Establish causal association between menstrual hygiene practices and (i) key socio-demographic attributes (ii) RTI
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    Material & Method:
    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.
  • Distribution of study population by use of cloth during menses
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  • Distribution of study subjects according to menstrual hygiene practices and literacy
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  • Distribution of Study Subjects according to Menstrual Hygiene Practice and Religion
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  • Distribution of study subjects according to menstrual hygiene practice and SES
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    Menstrual Hygiene Practice and RTI/STI- Distribution of study subjects according to menstrual hygiene and RTI/STI
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    Results:
    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.