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, 2019-04-24
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

Onset of menarche (first menstruation) is traumatic for many young girls due to unpreparedness. My Grounded Theory study on the experiences of young girls at menarche in Papua New Guinea found significant trauma due to pre-menarche preparedness. These experiences are deeply rooted in socio-cultural beliefs and practices around menstrual blood.

Supervisor

Ronny Gunnarsson
Adjunct Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg
Sarah Larkins
Associate Dean, Research, Townsville, Douglas Campus, Miscellaneous
Gun Rembeck
FoU-strateg, leg barnmorska, Närhälsan Borås ungdomsmottagning, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg
Michelle Redman-MacLaren
Senior Research Fellow, Cairns, Smithfield Campus

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
International research groups / platforms - Individual Self-esteem and Transition to Adolescence with Respect (ISTAR) [2013 - ]
http://istar.ws/
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Smithfield Campus 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).

The study aims to create an understanding on the experiences of young adolescent girls at the onset of menarche, by exploring the social and cultural beliefs and practices at the onset of menarche to determine the impacts of those experiences on the young girl's menstrual health and wellbeing in Papua New Guinea through the Grounded Theory approach to inductively co-create a theory that explains the phenomena being studies.

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