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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: December | Volume: 8 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 66-74

Does Working in Agricultural Area Affect Menstrual Cycle? A Cross Sectional Study from Turkey

GözdeErçetin Yaşar1, Fatma Koruk2

1Institue of Health Science, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey
2Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing Department, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey

Corresponding Author: Fatma Koruk


Background: Living and working in this adverse environment can negatively affect the reproductive health of young female seasonal agricultural workers in particular and may increase menstrual cycle problems.
Objective: The study was carried out to determine the menstrual cycle problems of young seasonal agricultural workers and factors affecting these problems.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 330young female seasonal agricultural workers.
Results: It was found out in the research that young seasonal agricultural workers were having more menstrual cycle problems, abnormal and irregular bleeding problems during the period when they work at agricultural area. Non-shaded area for resting in the agricultural setting and chronic illness state are the most important factors that cause the menstrual cycle problems in young seasonal agricultural workers at agricultural area.
Conclusions: Young women experience more menstrual cycle problems when working in agriculture area.

Key words: Seasonal agricultural worker, young, menstrual cycle, menstrual cycle problems, agricultural area, risk factors.

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