Mapping the Menstrual Characteristics among the Married Kuki Women in Rural Manipur: A Community Based Study

Menstruation research is an important aspect of women’s health. The pursuit of inclusive health has increased the importance of women’s health in recent years. The purpose of this paper is to delve into the knowledge, attitudes, and the relationship between menstrual diseases and health-seeking behaviour. The current research was carried out on married Kuki women from two blocks in Manipur’s Kangpokpi District. 491 Kuki married women with at least one child are included in this study. In this work, a pre-planned schedule is used. Fieldwork took place between December 2018 and November 2019. The primary goal of this study is to look into the age of menarche, menstrual knowledge prior to menarche, and menstrual abnormalities in relation to health seeking behaviour. According to the findings, the average age of menarche is 14.74 years. Prior to attending menarche, 382 (77.8 %) of the women had no knowledge, while 109 (22.2 %) were well educated in menstrual information. Women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are more likely to experience dysmenorrhoea (p<0.001). To summarise, the importance of socio-demographic variables in menstruation research is emphasised in this study.