Knowledge of Contraceptive Use among Secondary School Adolescents in Uvwie L.G.A of Delta State
Asian Journal of Pregnancy and Childbirth,
Promotion of family planning aims to help female adolescents and youths maintain a strategic distance from undesirable pregnancy. It is imperative to the World Health Organization (WHO) in dealing with the improvement in maternal health and is central to accomplishing the sustainable development goal. This study was carried out to assess the knowledge of contraception among adolescents in Uvwie L.G.A of Delta State, Nigeria. Three hundred secondary school adolescents (12-18) were selected using the multi-stage sampling technique. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered to 300 students and Chi-square was used to determine the association between identified factors and contraceptive use in the study population at a 95% confidence interval and p-value of 0.05 was considered statistically significant.The study showed that more than 50% (208) of the research participants have an existing knowledge of contraceptives, 133(63.9%) of them got the information from their friends/peers. One hundred and thirty six (45.33%) of the respondents were reported to be sexually active. However, most of them said contraceptives were used for preventing Pregnancy and STI's. The study showed that their knowledge about contraception was relatively poor. Teaching on Health care, Health Education and Reproductive health should be improved.
- contraceptives and adolescents
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