• Masrina Munawarah Tampubolon Fakultas Keperawatan Universitas Riau
  • Nurhannifah Rizky Tampubolon Fakultas Keperawatan Universitas Riau
  • Karina Rizky Amelia Universitas Aufa Royhan


Menstruation, Menstrual Sanitary, Menstrual Hygiene Management, Experience


Menstrual hygiene products are hygiene tools used to hold menstrual blood. The variety of menstrual hygiene products options available to women each have their advantages and disadvantages. Experiences related to the choice, comfort, and aspects associated with using menstrual sanitary products are still very limited. This research explores women's experiences in using menstrual hygiene products using a qualitative phenomenological approach. There were 7 participants with diverse ages ranging from 13 to 45 years old, representing various ethnicities, and using both disposable and reusable pads. Data collection was conducted through interviews and field notes. The data analysis, using the Colaizzi method, resulted in three main themes: 1) Physical and situational discomfort in using sanitary pads, women tend to experience discomfort, both physically and situationally, when using both disposable and reusable menstrual pads; 2) Efforts in selecting and using comfortable menstrual pads, efforts made include switching between brands or types of menstrual pads used; 3) Hygiene behaviors during menstruation, women maintain personal hygiene by taking regular showers and disposing of used menstrual pads in trash bins. Comprehensive education on menstrual hygiene can prevent and reduce negative experiences for women during menstruation. A holistic approach and involvement from various parties are needed to create a healthy and comfortable menstrual hygiene environment for every woman.


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How to Cite

Tampubolon, M. M., Tampubolon, N. R., & Amelia, K. R. (2024). PENGALAMAN PEREMPUAN MENGGUNAKAN MENSTRUAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS. Jurnal Ners Indonesia, 14(2), 122–131. Retrieved from




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