Emergency contraception: knowledge and perceptions in PUMHS University population.

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Raishem Ali
Rashida Akbar
Rozina Mujeeb
Aasma Naz
Yasmeen Joyo
Saifullah Mahar

Abstract

Introduction: Rising population is the one of hot issue of Pakistan that contributes
to poverty, hunger, shortage of natural resources, decrease economy growth and
education. Unacceptance of contraception is major reason; resulting in unplanned
pregnancy where emergency contraception method seems to be an attractive option. This study done to assess knowledge, perception and attitude of medical students of PUMHS University.
Objectives: To assess the perception, knowledge and attitude about emergency
contraception (EC) among the senior undergraduate’s student (fourth and final
year) of PUMHS.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted by Department of gynecology &obstetrics unit 1 at People medical and health science university Shaheed
Benazir Abad (PUMHS) from August 2019 to November 2019. We select 211 subjects via convenience sampling technique from senior classes. Data collected on 22
item questionnaire and analyzed on SPSS version 20.
Results: The mean age of study participants was 22.2± 36.435 years. Using
knowledge score (1-10) mean score was 3.09 ±1.707. 75.36% showed positive attitude towards EC methods.
Conclusion: Medical undergraduate, as a health care provider and counselor expected to have greater knowledge than corresponding age group with less education but unfortunately information about different aspects of emergency contraception among this cohort in inadequate.



Key words: Emergency contraception, KAP, University population.

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