EMPOWERING ADOLESCENTS FOR EDUCATION ON DYSMENORRHEA MANAGEMENT AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

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Ferina Ferina
Rika Resmana
Neneng Widaningsih

Abstract

Introduction: Dysmenorrhea is a physical disorder in women who are menstruating and is experienced by many teenagers. Some of them can get through it well, but others feel uncomfortable or even have their daily activities disrupted. How to treat dysmenorrhea is very varied and individual. Education is needed about the management of dysmenorrhea in adolescents so that adolescents can get through periods of discomfort during menstruation with dysmenorrhea better.


Method: Education was carried out on two groups of teenagers in two schools as educational partners. Partner 1 is an extracurricular member of PMR SMP in Bandung and partner 2 is a scout member of MTs in Bandung. The time for carrying out community service activities was fourteen meetings.


Objectives: The activity target is to form youth dysmenorrhea caring ambassadors in each PMR/Scout organization in partner schools.


Result:  The activity was attended by 23 students from partner 1 and 40 students from partner 2. The pretest results showed an average knowledge score of 82 for partner 1 and 69 for partner 2, while the posttest results were 84 for partner 1 and 74 for partner 2.


Conclusion: There was an increase in knowledge for both a group of ambassadors who care about dysmenorrhea education and adolescent reproductive health.

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