ANALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECTING YOUNG WOMEN ATTITUDES TOWARD FEMALE HYGIENE AND PERINEAL HYGIENE BEHAVIOR
Adolescence is a transition from childhood to adult life, at this time is the beginning of the development of puberty, where menstruation occurs. Menstruation is considered a natural phenomenon that usually occurs during the teenage stagewhich starts at the age of 12 years. The problem that is often experienced in this period is teenagers are often reluctant to discuss menstrual problems with their parents, friend or anyone, this causes disregard for clean health practices during menstruation.By getting good knowledge and knowing the practices during menstruation. By getting good knowledge and knowing the practice of maintaining hygiene during menstruation will avoid the risk of productive tract infections this study aim to analyze the factors that influence attituuted towards hygiene of the female area and the behavior of performing perineal hygiene during menstruation. This study uses across sectional research design. The number of respondent in this study uses a cross sectional research design. The number of respondents in this study were 100 teenagers who have an age range of 17 -20 years who have experienced menstruation. The results of this study found that maternal work is the factor that most influences adolescent attitudes toward cleanliness of the female area and the behavior of performing perineal hygiene during menstruation.This helps teens prevent infection as early as possible and improve reproductive health in the female reproductive organs.