PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.49, no.6, pp.938-942, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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dysmenorrhea, menarche age, menstrual pattern, FEMALE ADOLESCENTS, YOUNG-WOMEN, DYSMENORRHEA, MANAGEMENT, MENARCHE, PREVALENCE, TAIWAN, AGE
Background: Menstrual disorders may affect the life of adolescents and young adult women, and may sometimes cause serious problems. The patterns of menstrual cycles were analyzed for association with age of menarche, prevalence of menstrual irregularity, dysmenorrhea, prolonged menstrual bleeding, and effect of menstrual disorders, especially dysmenorrhea, on social activities and school attendance among the female students.