IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
K. Kanmani, Dr. A.K. Ravisankar
Menstruation is the discharge of blood and tissue that occurs each month as part of a woman’s menstrual cycle. The first periods are often very irregular. It is not uncommon to skip a month, or to have periods close together. The length of periods varies from two days to a week. Gradually, a regular cycle will be established. Under this backdrop, this paper made an attempt to analysis the menstrual problems faced by the visually challenged women and its determinants, it also describe their treatment seeking behavior of the respondents. Totally 468 visually impaired women were interviewed. More than one-third of the respondents experienced menstrual problems and the association between the incidence of menstrual problems and their background conditions has statistically been proved. About 27 percent of the respondents consulted doctors for treatment of the problems mainly at Government and Private Hospitals. Hence, specific measures should be taken for mainstreaming disabled women to get better education on reproductive health which will help them practice safe and hygienic menstrual practices.