FEMALE STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE ON MENSTRUAL HYGIENE IN SELECTED SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS GHANA

Janet Dansoah Oppong; Henrietta Appiah; Endurance Serwaa Lah; Rose Agyei

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ABSRACT


The study focused on investigating the knowledge level of Senior High School female students on menstrual hygiene and management practices in the Koforidua New Juaben Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Purposive and random sampling techniques were used to select respondents for the study. The purpose of the study was to find out whether students’ knowledge on menstruation in senior high schools in Koforidua New Juaben Municipality can be rated high or low. The study adopted descriptive survey design. Two hundred and forty-one (241) were sampled for the study. Data Collection was facilitated through the administration of questionnaire. The quantitative data entry and analysis was done by using the SPSS software package. The data was edited, coded and analyzed into frequencies, percentages and organized bearing in mind the research questions for which the instrument was designed. The study revealed that a large majority of adolescent school girls’ knowledge about menstruation was insufficient, due to some cultural and religious restrictions. It is therefore recommended for formal channels of communication to assist female student to acquire relevant knowledge about menstrual hygiene in their life cycles.

KEYWORDS


Menstruation, Hygiene, Female, Knowledge, Students, Senior High Schools, Ghana

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AUTHOR’S AFFILIATION


JANET DANSOAH OPPONG
Department of Pre-Vocational, SDA College of education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.

HENRIETTA APPIAH
Department of Pre-Vocational, Enchi College of education, Enchi, Ghana.

ENDURANCE SERWAA LAH
Department of Pre-Vocational, SDA College of education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.

ROSE AGYEI
Department of Pre-Vocational, SDA College of education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana

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