Menstruation and its Related Problems among Adolescent Girls – A Sociological Study in Sangeethapatty Village Panchayat in Omalur Taluk of Salem District

  • C Gobalakrishnan Associate Professor and Head i/c, Department of Sociology, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Ms Jagatheeswari Post Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Adolescent Girls, Menstruation, Junk Foods


Adolescence is an important period and during this period only almost all the boys and girls attain their puberty. Compare to boys’ puberty the girls’ puberty play a special attention in the society. Especially in Indian society a special family function has been arranged and in such function a special celebration has been conducted by inviting their kin and kith. Due to influence of the modernization and westernization, the individuals are attracted with junk foods and in some of the individual’s life the junk foods become the part and parcel. The consumption of the junk foods also attracted the adolescent boys and girls. The present paper aims to understand the menstruation and its related problems among the adolescent girls in Sangeethapatty village panchayat in Omalur Taluk. For the purpose of the study 32 adolescent girls selected in the study area and by using interview schedule the required data collected from the respondents. The results indicate that the respondents who have the habit of the consumption of junk foods have the history of early menarche, painful periods, heavy periods and irregular periods.

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