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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Emergency Contraceptives among Mizan-Tepi University Female Students, South West Ethiopia

Bisrat Zeleke Shiferaw1,*, Bosena Tebeje Gashaw2 and Fekadu Yadassa Tesso2

1Department of Nursing, Wolkite University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 07 Wolkite, Ethiopia

2Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Jimma University College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, PO Box 1355 Jimma, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author :
Bisrat Zeleke Shiferaw
Department of Nursing, Wolkite University
College of Medicine and Health Sciences
PO Box 07 Wolkite, Ethiopia
Tel: +251911037686
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: January 27, 2016 Accepted Date: February 08, 2016 Published Date: February 12, 2016

Citation: Shiferaw BZ, Gashaw BT, Tesso FY (2016) Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Emergency Contraceptives among Mizan-Tepi University Female Students, South West Ethiopia. Pain Manage Med 2:111. doi:10.4172/jpmme.1000111

Copyright: © 2016 Shiferaw BZ, 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: Emergency contraception is a type of modern contraception which is used after unprotected sexual intercourse, following sexual abuse, misuse of regular contraception or non-use of contraception. University students fall under sexually active age group and form a high-risk group for unintended pregnancy because a large percentage of them engage in sporadic pre- marital sex, which could be prevented by using emergency contraception.

Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency contraceptives among female students in Mizan-Tepi University, South West Ethiopia. Methods: For the study, a cross-sectional, Institution based study was conducted from March 10-30, 2014. A multistage sampling technique was used to select the study participants. Data were cleaned, coded and entered in to Epi-data 3.1 and analyzed using SPSS version 20:-00. Logistic regression was used to identify the association between variables and emergency contraceptive knowledge, attitude and practice.

Result: Of the total, respondents, 188(38.4%) of them were sexually active, only 24.1% had good knowledge about emergency contraceptives, 229(46.8%) of the students had favorable attitude towards it and among sexually active participants, only 68(36.2%) had used emergency contraceptive methods.

Conclusion: The study shows lack of awareness, knowledge and utilization of emergency contraceptives among Mizan-Tepi University female students. Therefore, designing specific strategies to enhance emergency contraceptive utilization by increasing female students’ level of awareness on emergency contraceptive is recommended.

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