A Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Survey on Contraception among male and female undergraduates in a University in Kenya.

Citation:
ONJUA PROFOYIEKEJB, OTIENO DRODAWAFRANCISXAVIER. "A Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Survey on Contraception among male and female undergraduates in a University in Kenya.". In: J. Obstet. Gyna East Afr. 10(2): 65 1992,. Elsevier; 1992.

Abstract:

PIP: In this study, 273 university students (161 men and 112 women) were interviewed by means of a self-administered questionnaire to determine their knowledge, attitude, and practice concerning sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The mean age of the men was 22.4 +or- 1.6 years and that of the women was 22.1 +or- 1.6 years. 97.4% of the students were sexually experienced. Knowledge of common STDs was high, but knowledge of their signs, symptoms, and consequences was low. 24.5% of the male and 3.7% of the female students had had an STD. The principal sources of information on STDs included books, films, and TV for 39.6% of the students and teachers for 16.8% of the students. Parents played a very minimal role. It is suggested that primary and secondary school students be taught about STDs as part of reproductive health education and that such education be continued at the college level in order to increase the awareness among young people. author's modified

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