THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY
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Over the years issues related to sexuality and contraception have been taken with great reservation by Nigerians, as a result of increase in sexual expressions and experimentation among adolescents. This therefore, investigates contraceptive use among female students of University of Benin, Benin City.
The objective of this study was to identify the status, patterned, constraints contraceptives use among female student of University of Benin, Benin City which will help to prevent some serious problems, such as unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions.
The population of the study was centered on female undergraduates of the University of Benin in Ugbowo Campus on full-time programme during the 2011/2012 academic session.
A well structured questionnaire whose reliability was established through test – retest reliability procedure was used. The reliability coefficient was found to be 0.74. The questionnaire was administered to 209 students that was 1/5 of the students residing in the halls of residence which was selected using the simple random sampling technique.
The analytical tool for the study included frequency counts and percentages from the data collected and analyzed, the result shows that low rate of female student of University of Benin uses contraceptives.
In view of these findings, contraceptive use should be a major part of educational programmes designed for students’ health, educators and other medical personnel should give appropriate health education on different methods of contraceptive in regards to their benefits and limitations.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i
Certification ` ii
Table of Contents viii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background to the Study 1
Statement of the Problem 5
Research Questions 6
Purpose of the Study 6
Significance of the Study 7
Delimitation of Study 8
Limitation of Study 8
Definitions of Terms 9
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Theoretical Framework to the Study 10
Trends in Adolescents Sexuality 12
Adolescents Contraception 15
Methods of Contraceptives 21
Attitudes and Behaviour of Adolescents towards Contraceptive 32
Summary of Literature Review 34
CHAPTER THREE: METHOD OF THE STUDY
Research Design 36
Population of the Study 37
Sample and Sampling Technique 37
Research Instrument 38
Validity of the Instrument 38
Reliability of the Instrument 39
Method of Data Analysis 40
Data Presentation and Analysis 41
Discussion of Results 48
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND
The knowledge and practice of contraceptive use among female students of university of Benin, Benin City