Perceptions of students in Makerere University towards abortion practice
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Abortion still remains a challenge among university students due to the fact they engage in risky sexual behaviors which expose them to unwanted pregnancy thus opting for abortion, therefore this study aims at exploring perceptions of students in Makerere University towards abortion practice. The researcher studied a descriptive survey design, since its dealing more with defined description of the facts and characteristics of the population at study (Mugenda, 2003). Secondly the study intended to pick only some representative sample elements of the cross-section of the population. Results from the study indicated that there was no significance relationship between perceptions of students of students and abortion practice, this is due to the fact that the p-value was 0.889 which is greater than 0.05. Results from the also study showed that there was no significant relationship between Factors that influence the student’s attitudes, perceptions and abortion practice since p-values 0.662,0.926,0.643 were greater than 0.05 The study recommended that information, education, and communication programs on student’s reproductive health should be provided to address topics on safe abortion for students. Forums and panel discussions on safe abortion need to be undertaken, especially among youths and students who come from rural areas. Youth-friendly service has to be expanded beyond universities.