Vaginal Hygiene, but not Physical Activity Level Associate to the Event of Pathological Leukorrhea among Female Students of Sport Program

Titania Arfinisa Kirana, Bambang Purwanto, Wahyul Anis

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Abstract

In 2020, more than 70% of vaginal discharge complaints were pathological among Indonesian adolescent girls. Analyzing of the risk factors for pathological vaginal discharge could be the first step in leukorrhea prevention. The level of physical activity and vaginal hygiene behavior were factors potentially associate to the event of pathological leukorrhea. It was uncertain whether the level of physical activity or vaginal hygiene behavior be the risk factor of pathological leukorrhea. This study was aimed to investigate the main risk factor of pathological leukorrhea among female who are active in sports. This study was cross-sectional design among 70 students of Sport Program in Surabaya. The subject was randomly obtained and characterized for the level of physical activity and vaginal hygiene behavior, such as the frequency of panties replacement, panties material, urinary hygiene, vaginal soap/antiseptic, and panty liners utilization. The relationship was determined using Chi-square test. The relationship found between the event of pathological leukorrhea only with urinary hygiene (p-value 0.007). Pathological leukorrhea found mostly among female who wipe vulva from rear to fore after urinary. The level of physical activity and other vaginal hygiene did not associate to pathological leukorrhea event among female in Sports Program. Vaginal hygiene, but not physical activity level associate to the event of pathological leukorrhea among female students.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2022025
JournalChiang Mai University Journal of Natural Sciences
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Leukorrhea
  • Physical Activity
  • Urinary
  • Vaginal hygiene

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