Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency contraception among female students at Kampala International University-western campus.

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Kampala International University. School of Health Sciences Western Campus
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the general knowledge, attitude and practice of Emergency Contraception (EC) among female students at Kampala International University-Western Campus. METHOD: A questionnaire was constructed to assess knowledge, attitudes and practice of EC. There were 217 female students approached and each filled a questionnaire which was used to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of EC. RESULTS: 67% of the female students knew about ECs while 33% didn’t know. Majority 40% obtained the information from health education/lecture. Those that knew about EC where assessed further for knowledge attitude and practice. The generally knowledge about EC was fair at 47%. The attitude toward EC was positive and the practice of EC was generally low at only 4%. There was a significant number of students with poor knowledge about EC of 31%. CONCLUSION: The general level of knowledge about ECs was fair. The general attitude of students towards ECs was positive. The practice of EC was low at only 4%. This study will help policy-makers by providing evidence-based knowledge to promote EC use among university students. Keywords: Female student, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Emergency contraception
A dissertation submitted to the faculty of clinical medicine and dentistry, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelors of medicine and surgery of Kampala International University-western campus
Emergency contraception, Kampala International University-western campus.