Menstruation and its Social Implications on Un-Married Adolescent Girls: A Case Study of Village Tarayyia, District Rawalpindi


  • Noor-Us Sehar Islamabad
  • Nasser Mohuddin National Trust for Population Welfare Islamabad



mobility, reproductive role, rights, female authority


The paper presents research findings on menarche and developments associated with it. This particular village was chosen on account of being traditional with some development and its link with the city. Menarche is regarded as sign for restrictions to be imposed on girls, which deprives them from their basic rights. The authority and autonomy of these girls is almost nil as there are no windows of opportunities for them, this is all culturally constructed and there is change coming but with a slow pace. There are a few cases that show that females when provided with an opportunity have done well but these were only possible in special circumstances, for all the adolescent girls means have to be explored for bringing them up on a common ground from where they can find ways.



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Author Biographies

  • Noor-Us Sehar, Islamabad

    Ph.D. Scholar, Islamabad, PAKISTAN

  • Nasser Mohuddin, National Trust for Population Welfare Islamabad

    CEO, National Trust for Population Welfare Islamabad, PAKISTAN


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Sehar, N.-U., & Mohuddin, N. . (2016). Menstruation and its Social Implications on Un-Married Adolescent Girls: A Case Study of Village Tarayyia, District Rawalpindi. Malaysian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 3(1), 37-40.

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