International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies
  • Printed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal

International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies

2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A

Menstruation and personal hygiene practice among tribal female of Baria village, west Bengal: A case study


Author(s): Lopamudra Ganguly

Abstract: Introduction: ‘Menstrual Hygiene Management’ (M.H.M.) is an essential aspect for a woman’s hygiene sector, but in India, ‘Menstruation’ is still a taboo. Because of social bindings, rarely proper cleanliness method is followed. This present study highlighted the issues and problems related to M.H.M. (Menstrual Hygiene Management) practices in Baria village of south 24 Pargana, West Bengal. This research also comprehended how the traditional myths, social taboos and misconceptions related to menstruation are affecting rural women health and well being more extensively.
Methodology: Seventy women of age group 18-45yr in Baria village were interviewed regarding their socio-demographic profile, knowledge, and practices on menstruation. A cross-sectional study was performed to conduct the research. A pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire was made during the study after being tested on a pilot project basis on the targeted geographical area. Door to door questioner survey in the villages was done.
Result: Results highlight that there is a massive gap in the utilization of commercial sanitary pads/napkins and cloths among the differential age group of women. Poverty and education level play a significant role in the non-use of environment-friendly sanitary products and the disposal of the used product. This research opens an arena where problems associated with ‘M.H.M.’ is not associated with regional aspect but also in the global ground.


DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2021.v3.i2a.532

Pages: 24-29 | Views: 52 | Downloads: 24

Download Full Article: Click Here
How to cite this article:
Lopamudra Ganguly. Menstruation and personal hygiene practice among tribal female of Baria village, west Bengal: A case study. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2021;3(2):24-29. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2021.v3.i2a.532
International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies