An Examination of University Students' Attitude to Contraceptive Use
Florence Ngozi. Ugoji
The incidence of prostitution and all forms of promiscuous behaviour associated with students of tertiary institutions and other anti-social sexual behaviours, coupled with the widespread of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancy amongst undergraduates is of great concern to the society. Consequently this study attempts to investigate the attitude of undergraduates towards contraceptive use. The study is a survey study which employed the use of questionnaire in sampling the attitude of 1,500 students from six tertiary institutions in Delta State. Two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the investigation. The analysis revealed that one of the hypothesis was rejected while the other was accepted leading to the findings that: the attitude of students towards contraceptive use do not differ significantly on the basis of gender; There is a significant relationship between students’ attitude and their knowledge of contraceptives. Given the above findings the study recommends that sex education should be taught in secondary schools both by teachers and parents; The teachers and parents require specific training on the subject so as to impact correct information to the students; The government should be actively involved in awareness programmes on contraceptives so that the vulnerable group will be properly informed.
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