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
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, Transplantationscentrum
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
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