Youth Friendly Reproductive Health Service Utilization and Associated Factors Among Youths in Metekel Zone, North West Ethiopia
International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2017, Pages: 59-64
Received: Mar. 13, 2017;
Accepted: Apr. 8, 2017;
Published: May 25, 2017
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Akililu Jaleta, College of Health Science, Assosa University, Assosa, Benshangul Gumuz, Ethiopia
Alemayehu Assefa, College of Health Science, Assosa University, Assosa, Benshangul Gumuz, Ethiopia
Muluwas Amentie, College of Health Science, Assosa University, Assosa, Benshangul Gumuz, Ethiopia
In the World young people are faced with immense Reproductive Health (RH) problems, they have limited access to quality RH services and information that are specially designed to meet their needs. Available reproductive health services are adult-centered thus making them less accessible to adolescents. Thus, the main objective of the study was to assess youth friendly reproductive health service utilization and its associated factors among youth of Metekel zone, North West Ethiopia. Method: a community based cross sectional study design was employed. Two towns were randomly selected from the seven towns with youth friendly services. Sample size was proportionally allocated based on the total household population size of each town. Systematic sampling technique was used to select individual participants at house hold level. Result: the majority of respondents (72.9%) had information about youth friendly services (YFS) of which 72.7% of the respondents heard YFS from health professionals working at health institution. One third of the participants 33.2% had used YFS during study period. Youth friendly reproductive health service utilization was significantly associated with occupation status such that being health profession [AOR = 4.5; 95%CI: 2.014 - 11.3]; being students [AOR=4.291; 95% CI: 1.233 - 14.936] and preference of youth friendly reproductive health services provider: being young provider of the same sex [AOR=1.6; 95%CI: 1.56, 1.99] compared with and the convenient time for youth health service: being in the hours when other users are not around [AOR=0.29; 95%CI: 0.25 – 0.67]. Conclusion and recommendation: Prevalence of youth friendly reproductive health service utilization was very low in Metekel zone. The determinant factors associated with youth friendly reproductive health service utilization were service provider sex status, preference of services provider, occupational status of the respondents and convenient time for youth health service. The health institutions in metekel zone need to give attention regarding youth friendly reproductive health service utilization.
Youth Friendly Reproductive Health Service Utilization and Associated Factors Among Youths in Metekel Zone, North West Ethiopia, International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science.
Vol. 2, No. 2,
2017, pp. 59-64.
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