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Title: Contraceptive utilisation among secondary school students in Bundibugyo District
Authors: Byamukama, Simeo
Keywords: Contraceptive utilisation among secondary school students
Family planning
Bundibugyo District
Issue Date: Apr-2019
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: Background; There is a growing interest in adolescent reproductive health with regard to unwanted pregnancies (Buxton, 2012). Contraception is one of the essential elements of youth reproductive health and it allows youth to determine the timing and the number of their children and empowers them to manage their lives with respect and dignity (Tchokossa, 2018). Methodology; A cross sectional descriptive study to determine the prevalence, the social demographic characteristics and the contraceptive methods used was done among secondary school students in Bundibugyo district. A sample of 400 students were involved in the study where Self-administered questionnaires which had both open and closed ended questions were used to collect data on prevalence, demographic characteristics and contraceptive methods used by the respondents. Results; the result obtained showed that more than half of the respondents 207 (52%) had used at least one contraceptive method the last time they had the sexual intercourse as seen in the (figure 1). Majority of the respondents 40 (95%) aged 21 to 25 used contraception, less than half of the respondents aged 15 to 20 years 160 (47%) used contraception and quarter of the respondents aged 10 to 14 years 7 (25%) used contraception. Almost all respondents in senior five 60 (91%) and senior six 64 (97%) had used contraception while in senior one and two only 11 (16%) and 17 (25%) of the respondents had used contraception respectively. 59% Babwisi , 59% Bakonjo, and 37% of the Bamba used the contraception as well. Majority of the respondents who used contraception 103 (50%) used condoms, and few 14 (7%) and 7 (3%) used IUD and implanon respectively. Conclusion; The prevalence of contraceptive use was low among secondary school students of Bundibugyo district was 52%, students aged 21 to 25 and Bakonjo were the most users of contraception and contraception use increased with increase in class level. Condoms were the most used contraception and implants were the least used.
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery of Kampala International University
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