The knowledge and practice of contraceptive use among female students of university of Benin, Benin City

THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY

ABSTRACT

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

Dedication                                                                                       iii

Acknowledgement                                                                         iv

Abstract                                                                                           vi

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

 

CHAPTER FOUR:

Data Presentation and Analysis                                                    41

Discussion of Results                                                                      48

CHAPTER FIVE:  SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND

   RECOMMENDATION

Summary                                                                                         51

Findings                                                                                          51

Conclusion                                                                                                52

Recommendations                                                                          53

References                                                                                                 56

Appendix                                                                                         59


The knowledge and practice of contraceptive use among female students of university of Benin, Benin City

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