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Emergency contraception in Addis Ababa : practice of service providers

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Merwe, M. M.
dc.contributor.advisor Smith, J. E.
dc.contributor.advisor Lemma, Dawit Assefa 2010-04-12T07:20:40Z 2010-04-12T07:20:40Z 2009-06
dc.identifier.citation Lemma, Dawit Assefa (2009) Emergency contraception in Addis Ababa : practice of service providers, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract A quantitative, descriptive, explorative, contextual study was conducted to determine pharmacists and drug vendors' level of knowledge, attitude towards and practice on Emergency Contraceptive (ECl in Addis Ababa. Forty licensed service providers in Addis Ababa were randomly selected during 2008 and interviewed using a structured interview schedule. Data were analysed using a computer software package. The findings revealed that although these service providers were knowledgeable on the purpose and dOSing schedule of EC, they lacked knowledge on side-effects, contra-indications, and types of ECs. Most respondents portrayed a subjective attitude towards easy EC access of especially adolescent girls, since they believed that it will encourage promiscuity and unprotected intercourse. Their knowledge and practice need to be improved, as it has a direct effect on potential users and reducing unwanted pregnancies among young. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resourcce(xii, 99 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Drug vendors en
dc.subject EC service en
dc.subject Knowledge en
dc.subject Attitude and practice of service providers en
dc.subject Pharmacists en
dc.subject Unwanted pregnancy en
dc.subject.ddc 613.943209633
dc.subject.lcsh Emergency contraceptives -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.subject.lcsh Pregnancy, Unwanted -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.subject.lcsh Family planning services -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.title Emergency contraception in Addis Ababa : practice of service providers en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies M.P.H. (Health Sudies)

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