Awareness about Menstrual Hygiene Management among Visually Impaired Adolescent Girls

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  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School of Home Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow - 226025, Uttar Pradesh ,IN
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School of Home Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow - 226025, Uttar Pradesh ,IN



Adolescent, Health, Menarche, Menstruation Hygiene, Visually Impaired


Menstruation is a physiological process in which females of reproductive age shed their uterine lining each month. Disabled persons may experience several forms of discrimination while they are menstruating since disability has a stigma. The current review aims to evaluate visually impaired adolescent girls’ needs for menstrual hygiene, the obstacles they face, and the interventions that can assist them in managing their periods in a sanitation and respectful way. The year 2015 to December 2022, a comprehensive search of relevant previously published articles taken from (PubMed, Google Scholar, and Global Health) provided the basis for this literature review. As per the findings of the present studies, there is very little information available on how to manage the menstrual hygiene of a visually impaired girl. Blind girls face prejudice and limitations, issues related to menstrual hygiene management for the blind are significantly more complex than for other members of the community. From the available literature, it was noted that the braille method, tactile method, audio drama etc., have proved useful in providing information about the management of menstrual hygiene. During the review literature, we found that most of the time girls get information about menstruation hygiene from their mother or their experience and learn. Menstruation hurts their physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being.


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Singh, S., & Agarwal, S. (2023). Awareness about Menstrual Hygiene Management among Visually Impaired Adolescent Girls. Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health, 23(4), 211–220.



Review Article
Received 2023-08-06
Accepted 2023-09-25
Published 2023-11-23



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