TITLE

A study on knowledge, attitude and practice of contraception among college students in Sikkim, India

AUTHOR(S)
Renjhen, Prachi; Kumar, Ashwini; Pattanshetty, Sanjay; Sagir, Afrin; Samarasinghe, Charmaine Minoli
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Journal of the Turkish-German Gynecological Association;Jun2010, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of contraception among the college students. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in the Government College, Gangtok, Sikkim, during the month of April 2009 to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of contraception among 156 students enrolled in the first year bachelor course. Descriptive statistics was used for data analysis. Results: 98% (153/156) of the students had knowledge about family planning and 86% (134/156) of them had heard about contraceptives. Most of them knew about condoms (85%) and contraceptive pills (40%) but knowledge about permanent methods and Cu-T was poor (average 12%). Most students thought contraceptives were to be used to prevent unwanted pregnancy (35%) and for birth spacing (30%). 11% of students had used some form of contraceptive in the past and 7% were currently users. The most commonly used contraceptives were condoms, followed by combined use of OCP and condom. Conclusion: The study highlights the need to motivate the youth for effective and appropriate use of contraceptives when required and arrest the trend towards unwanted pregnancy.
ACCESSION #
51789586

 

Related Articles

  • What You Should Know About Birth Control. Sellers, Wendy L. // Human Sexuality Supplement;Oct2004, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p1 

    Presents information on birth control methods and contraceptives including condom and intrauterine device.

  • Comparability of trends in condom use for different countries. Some methodological issues with secondary data analysis. Kupek, EJ // European Journal of Public Health;Sep2000, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p192 

    Presents a study that compared the time trends in condom use for different countries in Europe. Categories in the differences in repeated knowledge and behavior surveys; Survey methodology used in the study; Countries with significance increase in condom use; Conclusion.

  • The female condom and diaphragm--a simple demonstration. Lock, Roger; McDonagh, Mary // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology);Winter95, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p249 

    Presents a technique for the demonstration of the application and use of the female condom and other contraceptive devices. Demonstration of the use of the female condom; Application of the spermicidal cream; Illustration of the function of the contraceptive sponge; Presence of some...

  • Back in the day: company recalls condoms, campus fails to spread word. Axelson, Aaron // Pipe Dream;11/10/2009, Vol. 76 Issue 18, p6 

    The article presents a significant issue on condoms that the publication had released on November 7, 1997 in Binghamton, New York.

  • I hate condoms. Kimmel, Michael // Gay & Lesbian Times;12/24/2009, Issue 1148, p44 

    The author offers information about condoms and offers advices on how to use them effectively.

  • Rural Homes to Get Condoms, Contraceptives.  // India -- West;9/2/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 41, pA42 

    The article reports on the decision of the Indian government to distribute contraceptives such as condoms in rural areas directly at home, through the use of its wide network of accredited social health activists.

  • FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: CONDOM-MANIA CONTINUES. Giteck, Lenny // Advocate;3/17/87, Issue 468, p5 

    Focuses on controversies surrounding the use of condoms. Implications to sexual health and hygiene; Religious implications.

  • Gotcha Covered. Farrar, Maureen Meyers; Berg, Michael; Wuebben, Joe; Haar, Kristi // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Jun2003, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p36 

    Provides information on several types of condoms, including latex, lubricated and flavored condoms.

  • Cosmo's Christmas condom sampler. Taylor // Cosmopolitan;Dec98, Vol. 225 Issue 6, p168 

    Presents guidelines on buying condoms. Benefits of using condoms according to Sari Locker, author of `Mindblowing Sex in the Real World'; Importance of knowing the right size of the partner; Use of lubricants.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics