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Discrepancy in Menstrual Cycle Relates to Diverse Profession and Age Cluster of District Mardan Khyber PakhtoonKhwa, Pakistan

Naseem Rafiq, Luqman Khan, Tauseef Ullah, Farid ulHaq.

Menstruation cycle is the discharge of blood from the inner uterine lining of female reproductive tract. About 500 Females from 6 different professions from district Mardan were included in this study. These 500 working females were divided into different age groups starting from 13 to 50 years to examine the length of menstrual cycle in relation to different professions and age. Number of Menstruating days of each female was recorded. Observation was recorded from the 1st day of menstruating till the end of menstruation period. An unlimited relation of profession and menstruation period was observed in this study, a decreased or prolonged menstrual period was observed in those women who were having more physical or mental activities as compare to sedentary ones. The same case is also found in start of teenage and in aged women. In different professional females about 29.2% respondents were reported with 3-4 days of menstrual period, 40.4% respondents were observed with 5-6 days of menstrual period, 23.2% respondents were reported with 7-8 days of menstrual period while only 7.2% respondents were observed with the longest menstrual period i.e. 9-10 days. About 15.49% Teachers and 15.39% Maids had the longest menstruation periods i.e. 9-20 days. A fairly normal menstruation (5-6 days) period of 69.31% respondents was observed in house hold females while in students about 48.63% respondents had least days of menstruation period i.e. 3-4 days. In different age groups about 32.8% female population had 3-4 days’ menstruation period which is measured to be short period, a total of 44.4% female population had 5-6 days’ menstruation period, 15.6% female population had 7-8 days’ menstruation period while only 7.2% female population of this study had the longest (9-10days) menstruation period. About 11.11% aged female population had the longest menstruation periods i.e. 9-20 days. A comparatively normal menstruation (5-6 days) period of 59.09% respondents was observed in age group 26-30. About 37.41% respondents of age group 21-25 and 37.70% respondents of age group 31-35 had least days of menstruation period i.e. 3-4 days. This reveals that the mental activity as well as the age has also an effect on menstruation period. This study reveals that the menstrual period is also reliant upon the nature of the job / profession of a female. Period may be shortened as 3 days or prolonged as 10 days depend upon the nature of physical and mental activity.

Key words: Menstrual Cycle, Profession, Age, Respondents

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