The influence of migration factor on the establishment of menstrual function in girls

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1 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia

2 Burdenko Voronezh State Medical University, Voronezh, Russia

3 Institute for Demographic Research of the Federal Research Sociological Center RAS, Moscow, Russia

Correspondence should be addressed: Natalia A. Skoblina
Ostrovityanova, 1, Moscow, 117997, Russia; ur.liam@mod_anilboks

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Author contribution: all authors made equal contributions to the study and manuscript preparation.

Compliance with ethical standards: The study was approved by Local Ethical Board at Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (Protocol № 159 of November 21, 2016). All participants provided informed consent for the study.

Received: 2022-03-24 Accepted: 2022-04-14 Published online: 2022-04-24

The problems of migration are becoming increasingly important and have primary impact on women’s and children’s health. The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of migration factor on the establishment of menstrual function in girls. The study enrolled 1,222 female undergraduate students of Moscow universities, born in 1995–2000, of diverse ethnicity. The data were collected in 2015–2020 by questionnaire method. The main group included 322 students classified as migrants and the comparison group included 900 students of local origin (Muscovites). Statistical processing of the data was carried out using Statistica 10.0 package (StatSoft; USA). Mean age at menarche constituted 151.35 ± 1.20 months in migrants and 150.88 ± 1.06 months in Muscovites (p > 0.05). For all participants, menarcheal age fell within the range of 11–15 years (normal). Other parameters of menstrual function were also similar between the groups and comparable to corresponding data collected in other countries.

Keywords: menstrual function, Muscovites, migrants, reproductive healthcare