Risks with Gynaecological problems on the health of University Students

  • Rukiye Höbek Akarsu bozok Üniversity
  • Selda Yuzer Alsac
Keywords: Young girls, Risk with gynecological problems, University female students


Objective: To determine the risk with gynecological problems on the health of female university students.

Methods: The study was conducted as a descriptive in university in Central Anatolia, Turkey. The research population was composed of 1305 female university students studying at a university in Central Anatolia. The study was conducted between January and March 2017. The data were collected through a questionnaire consisting of 23 questions prepared by the researchers to determine the socio-demographic characteristics of the participants and the risk with gynecological problems they encountered. Numerical and percentage statistics were used to analyze the data.

Results: About 65.4 percent of the female students in this study previously had gynecological examination, and 38.8 percent of them were diagnosed with gynaecological problems. It was found that 87.6 percent of the female students had risk with gynecological disorders. the most common ones being dysmenorrhoea (63.2%), premenstrual syndrome (56.7%), urinary tract infection (22.4%), and polycystic ovarian syndrome (13%), respectively. 

Conclusions: It was found that nearly all the young girls had risk with gynecological problems and nearly half of them were diagnosed with different gynaecological disorders.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.35.3.834

How to cite this:
Akarsu RH, Alsac SY. Risks with Gynaecological problems on the health of University Students. Pak J Med Sci. 2019;35(3):758-763.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.35.3.834

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