Experiences of young girls at the onset of menarche in Papua New Guinea.
Experiences of young girls at the onset of menarche in Papua New Guinea.
Document number : 127981
Created by: Elizabeth Gumbaketi, 2013-06-06
Last revised by: Elizabeth Gumbaketi, 2018-02-27
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

Menarche is a significant bio-marker for females, and an important cultural event signifying transition in Papua New Guinea . This study explores a young girl's knowledge, attitudes, and practices at the onset of menarche in PNG. The findings will create better understanding of a salient but silent issue affecting girls in transition to womanhood.

Tutor

Ronny Gunnarsson
FoU Centrum
Sarah Larkins
College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University
Gun Rembeck
Närhälsan FoU primärvård, FoU-centrum i Södra Älvsborg. Närhälsan Borås Ungdomsmottagning
Michelle Redman-MacLaren
College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27
Miscellaneous
Individual Self-esteem and Transition to Adolescence with Respect (ISTAR) international research network
http://istar.ws/
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Science - Public Health and Tropical Medicine workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27

2. In depth information

Scientific title

Girlhood to Womanhood: Experiences of young adolescent girls at the onset of menarche in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Specifically exploring the young adolescent girl's knowledge and perception [of body change, sexual and reproductive maturation and related risks and consequences], attitude, cultural beliefs and practices [social and cultural barriers for effective transition] at the onset of menarche.

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is given by a HREC

Date commenced

2012-06-01

Experiences of young girls at the onset of menarche in Papua New Guinea., from James Cook University
http://au.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/127981