Dan, Felicia Agbor-Obun (Ph.D), Edet, Itam Ben & Lale, Peniel
This study assessed awareness of menarche among female students in Junior Secondary Schools of Calabar Municipal Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. One research question was formulated to guide the study. Literature review was carried out based on the variables under study. Cross sectional research design was utilized. Stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting the respondents sampled for the study. A validated 6 items semi-structured questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The reliability estimate of the instrument was 0.75 using Cronbach Alpha reliability method. Data was analysed using the descriptive analysis of frequency and percentages. The result of the study revealed that the awareness level of menarche among students in Junior Secondary School in poor. It was recommended that all mothers irrespective of their educational status should be taught to break their inhibitions about discussing with their daughters regarding menstruation much before the age of menarche.