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Assessment of Sexual Activity and Contraceptive use Among Young Ages of Jimma Teachers Training College Students, Jimma Town, South West Ethiopia, Cross Sectional Study | Abstract
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Research Article

Assessment of Sexual Activity and Contraceptive use Among Young Ages of Jimma Teachers Training College Students, Jimma Town, South West Ethiopia, Cross Sectional Study

Sena Belina Kitila*, Ashagre Molla Asayeand Anuwar Yusuf Issa

Department of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Science, Jimma University, Ethiopia

Corresponding Author:
Sena Belina Kitila
Department of Nursing and Midwifery
College of Health Science
Jimma University, Ethiopia
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

Received date: April 13, 2015; Accepted date: May 25, 2015; Published date: June 02, 2015

Citation: Kitila SB, Asaye AM, Issa AY (2015) Assessment of Sexual Activity and Contraceptive use Among Young Ages of Jimma Teachers Training College Students, Jimma Town, South West Ethiopia, Cross Sectional Study. Primary Health Care 5:188. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000188

Copyright: © 2015 Kitila SB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: Young age in Ethiopia are estimated to be 19.3% of total population. Despite their number, they lack access to the reproductive health service information like sexuality and family planning methods. Most of them get their peers whose views are often inaccurate and based on remorse. The aim of this study was to assess sexual activity and contraceptives use among young ages of Jimma teachers training college students. Methods: Cross sectional study design with quantitative methods of data collection was employed from February to March 2013 using pre tested self-administering questionnaire. Results: Data was extracted from 257 respondents that makes response rate 100%. Out of the total of 257 study participants, 127(49.45%) of the students were from 20 -22 years age, 89 (34.63%) were males, 230(89.49%) were Oromo, 106(41.24%) of them were Muslim, 237(89.49%) of them were unmarried, 189 (77.04%) of them were from farmer families and 168(65.4%) were from illiterate family. Half 118(45.9%) were currently sexually active, 95(80.5%) those sexually active were using any types of contraceptive. Conclusion and Recommendation: 45.9% of the study participants were sexually active, and among those sexually active 80.5% were using any types of contraceptive methods. Age of the respondents, sex, religion and educational level of the family found to be associated with sexual activity , and age of the respondents, marital status, age at first sexual intercourse, parent occupation and educational level of the family were found to be associated with contraceptive sue. Further prospective studies with both qualitative and quantitative method of data collection is recommended .

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