Knowledge Regarding Medical Social and Legal Aspects of Menstruation Regulation: A cross-sectional Investigation among the Menstruation Regulation Clients in Bangladesh

  • Fahmida Ferdous Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Z H Sikder Womens’ Medical College, Monica Estate

Abstract

Menstrual Regulation (MR), if conducted by unskilled professional yield crux of grave consequences. This cross sectional study was carried out on to look into the knowledge regarding medical, social and legal aspects of MR among the MR Clients in some selected areas of Dhaka city of Bangladesh. Data were collected from 110 women who visited the service center to receive any type of MR- related service and face to face interview was carried out with a semi-structured questionnaire From October 2009 to January 2010. Most of the respondents (58.2%) were within the age group of 26-35 years and 35.5% from 15-25 years of age group. Majority (85%) of the respondents was married, 13% were unmarried and 2% were found to be divorced. Majority of the respondents (59%) took decision for MR in order to get rid of unwanted pregnancy, 37% for legalization of menstruation, and 4% for to meet husband's expectation. Majority of the respondents (67%) know regarding the MR complication on bleeding, 26% know regarding abdominal pain, 8% know of incomplete MR. 57.3% of the respondents husband's attitude was positive about MR, 33.6% were agreed on family members’ attitude. Most of the respondents (n=91) knows MR service is legal in Bangladesh, 8 knows not it to be legal, 1 expressed to have no idea. The study revealed a good scenario regarding the knowledge in medical, social and legal aspects though with this sample size and single centre based generalization of findings might be difficult in a country like Bangladesh. Further large scale multicentred studies would better to explore the scenario adequately.  


 

Published
Jul 10, 2017
How to Cite
FERDOUS, Fahmida. Knowledge Regarding Medical Social and Legal Aspects of Menstruation Regulation: A cross-sectional Investigation among the Menstruation Regulation Clients in Bangladesh. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 210-214, july 2017. ISSN 2399-8164. Available at: <http://ijpph.org/index.php/ijpph/article/view/75>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017.
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