Journal article

Quality of life and menstruation in adolescents

Benita Knox, Abdul Ghani Nur Azurah, Sonia R Grover

CURRENT OPINION IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Menstrual problems are known to be common amongst teenagers, but adequate recognition of the impact this may have on the adolescent and appropriate interventions that are focussed on the needs of the adolescents are limited. RECENT FINDINGS: To date, the impact of menstrually related problems on the quality of life of adolescents has been poorly studied. Although some studies report on the impact of, in particular, dysmenorrhoea on school absenteeism, less is known about the impact on psychosocial functioning. For other menstrual problems, even less is known. It is increasingly recognized that understanding the impact on quality of life is an important measure to better un..

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