Knowledge, attitude and use of contraceptives among youths in Uganda: a case study of Kalisizo
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The purpose of the study was for investigate the influence between background, knowledge factor and economic factors and access and use of contraceptives. A Cochran sample size of 100 respondents were drawn from the study population and google forms were designed to gather the required information. Descriptive statistics, chi square tests and logistic regression were used to attain the necessary results. Results indicated that majority had completed tertiary education (45.1%), most youth were single (68.63%), majority of the youths were Catholics (42.16%) and lastly most youth respondents were aged between 8-25 years (39.22%), most of the youths thought that having contraceptive knowledge is necessary (88.24%), most of the female youth reported contraceptives affect regular menstruations (31.37%), most female respondents used levonorgestrel tablets (30.39%). Bivariate analysis indicated that sex of the youth had a statistically significant association between access and use of contraceptives (chi=10.8624, p0.001). education level of the use was also significant associated with access and use of contraceptives (chi=12.0093, p0.007) and lastly age had a significant association with access and use of contraceptives (chi=10.8618, p0.012), occupation of the youth had a significant influence on access and use of contraceptives (chi=18.0567, p0.003). Whereas multivariate analysis indicated that only sex had a significant influence (p0.0021) that is males were 0.04 times more likely to easily use and access contraceptives that females(OR=00.4). The study concluded that most of the youths thought that having contraceptive knowledge is necessary and also it’s concluded that contraceptives affect regular menstruation. It further revealed that levonorgestrel tablets were commonly and easily accessible to youth and also most youth had a positive attitude towards premarital sex so long as they had boyfriends or girlfriends. The study revealed that sex of the youth, education level, age, occupation of the youth and attitude towards sex also had a significant influence on access and use of contraceptives. The study recommended that contraceptive education should be promoted since some methods had a negative impact of the health of the youth. Contraceptives should be made accessible to all age categories to ensure accessibility and also further research should be carried out on the effect of contraceptive use on girl children.