“A Qualitative Study On Stress Management During Menstrual Days In Pg (Post-Graduate) College Girls In Chennai”

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 MSW, DRBCCC Hindu College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, DRBCCC Hindu College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India,


Menstruation is a process where a female’s body prepares themselves for potential pregnancy. The term period is the process begins between 10 to 15 years of age where the woman discharges blood once a month interval of average 21 to 35 days from puberty till menopause (ceasing of regular menstrual cycles in their 40s or 50s) except during pregnancy. During menstrual days besides bleeding women undergo other signs and symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and Dysmenorrhoea. Due to certain changes occurring in their body during menstrual days can cause stress in one’s life. In this study the researcher collected the data through Telephonic interview with PG studying girls from various colleges in Chennai to know the awareness regarding their menstrual pattern, issues and differences they had/have in their flow and interval of menstruation, the signs and symptoms they face, its effects in their routine activities and their overall management of those stressors during their menstrual days. The major findings of this study reveal their physical, emotional and behavioral aspects they undergo during menstrual days. The stress management during menstrual days here involves life style changes, changing the situation or avoiding the situation.