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Undergraduate studentís knowledge regarding benefits of using contraceptives

Ngathem Chandrarekha, Atul Kumar, Mahalingam Venakateshan.

Abstract
Background: Over the last 20 years, teenagers have gained access to a wide variety of sources of sexual information and misinformation. Adolescent sexuality is leading to adolescent pregnancy, unsafe abortion, reproductive tract infections, and sexually transmitted infections.

Objective: The objective is assessed the knowledge regarding benefits of contraceptives among the undergraduate students.

Materials and Methods: A quantitative research approach with non-experimental research design was used to measure the knowledge about contraceptives among the students. 100 B. Ed students were conveniently selected from the population. Structured questionnaire was used to measure the knowledge of students about contraceptives. B. Ed students those are willing to participate can understand English and present during time of data collection were included in the study. Ethical Committee permission was obtained and informed consent was taken from all the study participants.

Results: One-third (33%) students had adequate knowledge, 46% had moderate knowledge, and every fifth (21%) of them had inadequate knowledge regarding the reproductive aspects, general information, methods, and benefits of contraceptives. Almost all the areas of contraceptives, the students had shown more or less equal knowledge.

Conclusion: The study results highlighted the need to motivate the adolescent students for effective and appropriate use of contraceptives when required like to prevent unwanted pregnancy and preventing the sexually transmitted diseases.

Key words: Benefits; Contraceptives; Knowledge; Students


 
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Chandrarekha, N., Kumar, A. & Venakateshan, M. (2018) Undergraduate studentís knowledge regarding benefits of using contraceptives. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0926705012019



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