Knowledge and Attitudes of Emergency Contraception among Medical Science Students

Delaram, Masoumeh and Rafie, Hossein (2012) Knowledge and Attitudes of Emergency Contraception among Medical Science Students. Future of Medical Education Journal, 2 (4). pp. 9-13.

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Background: Emergency contraception (EC) has been available in Iran, however there has been little research into the extent of knowledge of the actions, effectiveness and attitudes of students about it .The aim of this study was to detect the Knowledge and attitudes of university students towards emergency contraception . Methods: A survey of 130 university students was conducted at Shahrekord university of Medical Sciences in Iran during the 2009- 2010 . A predesigned questionnaire was distributed to students who had passed the family planning subject and asking about their knowledge and attitudes towards emergency contraception. Findings: Ninety-four of students had heard of emergency contraception . About of 85 of them, explained the contraceptive pills and 10 stated the intra uterine device (IUD) for EC . Seventy-one percent didn,t know the mechanism of action of EC pills and 29 believed that EC worked by disrupting a newly implanted ovum and would interrupt an ongoing pregnancy. Kind of method was reported OCP in 85.2, OCP and IUD in 5.3 of students . Finally, The awareness of students was insufficient in 15.4 of them. 76.9 of them had moderate and 7.7 had sufficient knowledge . More than 80 of students had positive attitudes towards emergency contraception . Conclusion: The level of knowledge in university students' about emergency contraception was low and there is a clear need for ECP as a pregnancy prevention method among university students and for better education about it with considering the details for each method and insertion of IUD for emergency contraception .

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Future Medical Education J
Depositing User: fmej fmej
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 14:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 14:43

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