The Usage of Emergency Contraceptive Methods of Female Students in Hawassa University: A Case Study on Natural and Computational Science
American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics
Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 61-71
Received: Dec. 17, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 3, 2017; Published: Feb. 24, 2017
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Gezahegn Mekonnen, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Nebro Wendmagegn, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Demisew Gebiru, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Students in the higher education are found in adolescent period. Because of this, they are exposed to unwanted pregnancy that leads them to attempt illegal abortion, which results in death or illness or loss of future fertility and on the other hand, they are obliged to leave their education. The objective of the study is to assess the factors that affect female studentsemergency contraceptive usagein HU in case of Colleges of Natural and Computational Sciences. The significance of the study is to create some insight on the female students about contraceptive methods and to save female students from illegal abortion, unwanted pregnancy and other related problems. The source of data is primary data and it was collected using questionnaires. The statistical model under consideration was logistic regression and chi-square test of association. In descriptive part, the majority of student (77.6%) isless than 22 years old and42.4%are third year students. Sixty percent of the respondents come from urban area and the parental educational level of 36.8% of the respondents is higher education level. Most of the female students accessedinformation of emergency contraceptive from health professional, media and from their friends. 51.2% of Natural and Computational Sciences female students are familiar with ECM, but the rest 48.8% of female students not use emergency contraceptive at all. The usage of emergency contraceptive method are associated with where the female students heard and get the ECM, their marital status, parent’s educational level and batch of students. The female students usage of ECM affected by source and information about emergency contraceptive method (ECM), their marital status and batch of students. Hence HU should prepare panel discussion, post some poster which talk about ECM in some areas like in clinic, invite some guests from the family planning bureau to teach the students when and how to use the ECM.
Keywords
Emergency Contraceptive, Higher Education, Logistic Regression
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Gezahegn Mekonnen, Nebro Wendmagegn, Demisew Gebiru, The Usage of Emergency Contraceptive Methods of Female Students in Hawassa University: A Case Study on Natural and Computational Science, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017, pp. 61-71. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtas.20170601.18
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