Normal Puberty Knowledge and Adolescent Menstrual Cycles

  • C. Ermayani Putriyanti Akademi Keperawatan Ngesti Waluyo Parakan
  • Eka Ratnawati Akademi Keperawatan Ngesti Waluyo Parakan
Keywords: Adolescents, Normal Puberty, Menstrual Cycle, Knowledge

Abstract

The degree of understanding of puberty is still very varied. It has an impact on the cleanliness of erroneous menstruation, which will have long-term effects on reproductive health. The study aims to identify adolescent knowledge about normal puberty and menstrual cycles. This research was a quantitative study of observational approach by using the knowledge survey of normal puberty and the menstrual cycle involving 55 students of State Junior High School (SMPN) 1 Parakan, Temanggung, Central Java. The technicality used descriptive statistics. The results of this study revealed that knowledge of the degree of normal paper and the menstrual cycle was still low (21.33%). The main sources of information about puberty and menstruation are thousands (85.5%). Teenagers do not know about the interval between the onset of puberty and menarche (87%), few adolescents understand the first sign of puberty (33%). Most teenagers have understood the normal menstrual cycle correctly (78%). There was no significant relationship between knowledge of the first sign of puberty with respondents' understanding of belief. Meanwhile, there was a significant relationship between menstrual status and knowledge about the menstrual cycle and the number of replacement pads. The results showed that students have a poor understanding of puberty, hence, health education must be given to students and their parents.

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Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Putriyanti, C. E., & Ratnawati, E. (2019). Normal Puberty Knowledge and Adolescent Menstrual Cycles. JURNAL INFO KESEHATAN, 17(2), 119-133. https://doi.org/10.31965/infokes.Vol17.Iss2.296
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