Abstract

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards Reproductive Health Service among Mizan Tepi Universtiy Tepi Campus Students, Sheka Zone, South Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, South West Ethiopia, 2017

Background: Reproductive health (RH) is defined as “A state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters related to the reproductive system and to its functions and process”. It addresses the human sexuality and reproductive processes, functions and system at all stages of life and implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so. Objective: The objective of the study is to assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Mizan-Tepi University Students, Tepi campus towards Reproductive Health Service Sheka Zone SNNPRs South West, Ethiopia, 2017. Methodology: Institution Based Cross sectional quantitative Study was conducted among MTU in Tepi campus students with the sample size of 392 and a total population of 5116 from February to March. The Study subject was randomly selected students in each class in MTU, Tepi campus student’s. In the Study period Random sampling technique was used in each class select their ID number. The data was collected by structured self-administered quesionariy. After the data was collected it was analyzed by SPSS version 16. Result: Total of 375 students complete the questioner with response rate of 96.2%. From the total of 375 students 75 (20%) were knowledgeable about Reproductive health service. 175 (46.6%) know about component of Reproductive health. Among those 12.5% were known about family planning and STI, 7.7% only family planning and 6.7% access to health service. 347 (92.5%) know about ways of pregnancy prevention among those 40% oral pills and 18% injectable types of contraception were most popular in the study area. Only 158 (42.1%) were favorable Attitude towards Reproductive health service Majority of the respondents strongly agree about the importance of RH service for youths. Out of the total respondents only 132 (35.2%) had practice of RH services. Conclusion: Most of the study participants were not knowledgeable about reproductive health service and, unfavorable Attitude about RH services and also had poor attitude.


Author(s):

Yemane Y, Gezahagn R, Yechale M, Assefa M, Abrha K, Abdias A and Neda F



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