Abstract

Background: Early functioning of the ovary is marked with the first menstruation.
Symptoms of menstruation or menstruation is a very important event in puberty as a
biomarker of sexual maturation in girls. Menstrual events that occur periodically will
cause various reactions of teenagers puberty. Knowledge of reproduction is an important
capital to undergo a phase of his life and carry out the development process. It is necessary
to avoid potential interference with reproductive health


Objective: To determine the age of menarche picture in class VII and VIII in SMP Negeri 1
Kembaran period July 2008


Methods: This type of research used in this research is descriptive quantitative research
with cross sectional approach. Samples were taken by simple random sampling technique
with a total sample of 73 people.


RESULTS: Adolescent girls experience menarche at age ≥ 12 years more that 59
respondents (80.8%), the majority of respondents had experienced menarche is not the
same as the biological mother as much as 45 respondents (61.6%), the majority of
respondents still have a father as many as 59 respondents as many as 56 respondents
(94.9%) had menarche at age ≥ 12 years, adolescent girls who experience menarche ≥ 12
years on socioeconomic status were as many as 52 respondents (71.3%)


Conclusion: Of the 73 respondents, showed more girls experience menarche at age ≥ 12
years, the majority of respondents experienced menarche is not the same as the biological
mother, the majority of respondents still have a father experienced menarche at age ≥ 12
years, adolescent girls who experience menarche ≥ 12 years at the most in socio-economic
status was


Keywords : girls, menarche