Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
March 2015 Vol. 4(3), pp. 132-142
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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Female Condom use among Undergraduates of three selected Higher Institutions in Owerri, South-Eastern, Nigeria

Nwaokoro Joakin C*, Ede Alison O, Ibe Sally NO, Emerole Chima O, Nwufo Regina C, Nwaokoro Amaka A and Igwe Ikenna

Department of Public Health Technology, School of Health Technology; Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State. P M B 1526. Nigeria

*Corresponding Author E-mail: nwaokorojc@hotmail.com  

Accepted 23 March, 2015

Abstract

Increase in sexual risk behaviors among students of higher institutions, which exposed them to negative consequences to unprotected sex such as STIs and unwanted pregnancy. Objective: This study therefore, aimed to investigate the knowledge, attitude and practice of female condom use among undergraduates of three higher institutions of learning in Owerri, Southeastern Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey was employed in the study in which well-structured questionnaires were developed and administered on the respondents. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive and chi-square statistics. The result obtained showed that respondents had good knowledge of female condom (64.3%); through friend (50.8%) and (32.9%) of the respondents agreed that female condom can protect against STDs, HIV/AIDS etc. In conclusion, the knowledge of students in the study area on female condom was moderate. Therefore, efforts should be made by relevant bodies to encourage the use of female condom in order to ameliorate the negative consequences of unprotected sex.

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, female condom, STI and HIV/AIDS

 

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