The impact of menstrual cycle on quality of life among college girls in Andhra Pradesh
Menstrual cycles are ubiquitous in every adolescent, but nowadays, many girls have irregular menstrual cycles for several reasons. This study aimed to assess the menstrual cycle’s impact on the quality of life among college girls in Andhra Pradesh. This survey was held for 5 months, from January to June 2021, by sharing the Google form link, which comprises questionnaires to different college girls and collects aggregate data followed by analysis to assess the impact of the menstrual cycle on quality of life. A total of 153 responses were recorded, of which undergraduate students were 56.20%, followed by postgraduate 34.60% and 9.20% from Ph.D. This study showed that many college girls have irregular menstrual cycles, itching in the vaginal area, prolonged use of a single Napkin, abdominal cramps, nausea and dizziness. It can be concluded that the menstrual cycle has different effects on college girls, such as on their physical condition, academic performance and daily activities. 26.10% of girls with severe cramps needed to change their lifestyle, take proper diet and practice yoga.