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Ms Pooja Yadav Dr Arti Rauthan

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Introduction:Adolescent girls are at a higher risk of developing HIV/AIDS and other STDs due to a lack of knowledge about their menstrual cycle and the hazards connected with it. This is why it is critical to promote knowledge about the menstrual cycle and HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls. By doing so, we can assist them understand the value of safe sex and make educated health decisions.Aim:Awarenessofmenstrual cycle and HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls. Methodology:The research population comprised of 450 girls in higher secondary school who had reached menarche. A predesigned questionnaire with questions regarding the menstrual cycle and HIV/AIDS awareness was employed.Data that was entered into Excel Spreadsheets 2010 was used to run a proportional analysis on the data.Results:According to the demographic data the majority of girls were between the ages of 10 and 19 years. Knowledge of the menstrual cycle and HIV/AIDS was determined to be merely good, with the potential for improvement. Mother was the primary source of knowledge about the menstrual cycle as well as HIV/AIDS.Conclusion: To eradicate many myths and taboos related with the menstrual cycle and make it a pleasant experience for adolescent girls, a comprehensive health education programme involving mothers is necessary. To raise knowledge of HIV/AIDS, information, education, and awareness programmes must be increased.

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Keywords

Adolescent girls, HIV/AIDS, Menstrual Cycle, Menstruation

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