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Undergraduate students' awareness and attitude towards contraception: Counselling implications for healthy living

EA Uwe, TBI Okon


Human beings are unique species and no two individuals are the same. While some people are desperately looking For babies, others prefer preventing them coming, even if it is temporary. This condition portrays Family planning as an emotionally charged subject. For many students, majority of whom are still teenagers, not ready For parenthood. Unplanned
pregnancy may alter a person's Future of life. With the lethal effect of abortion and oilier diseases and problems associated with unwanted pregnancies, it becomes imperative that vulnerable individuals such as our youths be guided on healthy reproductive attitude. This paper therefore focuses on examining undergraduates' awareness and altitude towards
contraception. Reasons for not using any contraceptive device are highlighted and both negative and positive effects of some contraceptive devices are enumerated and counselling strategies recommended. A survey data collected from 500 respondent were used in the study. In determining the awareness, levels and altitude toward contraception, simple percentages were used while independent t-test was used in determining the awareness level and attitude of males and females towards contraceptive usage.

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