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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:9, September, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 850-856

Management of Menstrual Waste among Rural Families
Kavitha Kiran and K. Yashoda*
All India Coordinated Research Project on Home Science, Human Development Component, PGRC, PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad– 30, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

The study was planned to assess the Management of Menstrual Waste among Rural Families. Girls and women have very less or no knowledge about reproductive tract infections caused due to ignorance of personal hygiene and menstruation time. In rural areas, women do not have access to sanitary products or they know very little about the types and method of using them or are unable to afford such products due to high cost. So women mostly rely on reusable cloth pads which they wash and use again. Adolescent girls mostly used the sanitary pads. Exploratory study was conducted with focused group discussions and self-reported questionnaire to assess the menstrual waste management among rural women. The study was carried out in Rural Telangana area. Major findings of the study were 56% of rural women dispose their napkins in the garbage, 16% of the women mentioned that they bury them, and 17% women burn the soiled napkins. After Installation of Incinerators in the Village 62% using incinerators for proper disposal of napkins. These incinerators are a sigh of relief for the school going girls and working women. It helped in decreasing absenteeism of adolescent girls during menstrual period and also improved the Personal and Environmental Hygiene. The study findings suggest that there is a need to educate and create awareness about the environmental pollution and health hazards associated with them.

Keywords: Menstrual waste, Personal and Environmental Hygiene, Reproductive tract infections, Sanitary, Incinerators, Rural families

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Kavitha Kiran, V. and Yashoda, K. 2020. Management of Menstrual Waste among Rural FamiliesInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 850-856. doi:
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