International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022


A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Ill-Effect of Lipstick on Reproductive Problems amongst Female, Undergraduate Students, Karnataka

Jiji V.


Abstract: Every women feels attractive when she adds a dash of colours to her lips. Though lipstick adds a touch of glamour to your personality, they have severe side effect too. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that has been found to cause fertility issues, birth defect and cancer and it can effect males who get kissed by users of the lipstick, what we call as castrated kiss. The use of lipstick has historically been a fashion statement of women. However the health Risk associated with lipstick has not been thoroughly investigated. This study is aimed to assess the Knowledge Regarding Ill-Effect of Lipstick On Reproductive System. Objectives-Due to lack of studies in this regard, a study was performed to assess the knowledge regarding ill effect of lipstick on reproductive problems among college girls. Research Method: A non experimental descriptive design was used In view of the nature of the problem and to accomplish the objectives of the study, the demographic variables and structured knowledge questionnaire tool is used to collect the data. Purposive sampling technique was adopted. The data was collected from 100 girls studying in degree and professional course at Mysuru. Results revealed that majority of the subjects 48% had very poor knowledge and 40% had poor knowledge, 10%had average knowledge, and 2% had good knowledge regarding ill-effect of lipstick on reproductive system. Findings show that the majority of the girls are believed that the lipstick is used only for better appearance. Approximately 90% do not read the lipstick chemical composition and the majority use low-quality lipstick 75% percentage of girls unaware the chemicals used in lipstick, 80 percent believe lipstick is safe and 90 %uninformed of the side effect of lipstick on the reproductive system. Most of the girls are unaware of the risk of using lipstick during pregnancy or hormonal side effects of long term lipstick use.


Keywords: Reproductive problems, Hormonal side effect, BPA, Female


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,


Pages: 390 - 393


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