Opinions Regarding Knowledge, Belief and Rights to Used Emergency Contraceptive Pills among Adolescents in a District, the Lower Southern Part of Thailand

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Warangkana Chachawet
Chudanut Khoonphet
Sasikarn Kala

Abstract

Objective: To examine the opinions regarding knowledge, belief and rights to used emergency contraceptive pills among adolescents Methods: This is a survey research of adolescents aged 12-19 years studying at school, college or university in a district in lower southern part of Thailand. Four hundred participants were recruited through stratified random sampling. The opinions regarding knowledge, belief and rights to used emergency contraceptive pills of adolescents’ questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were analyzed using frequency distribution, percentage, mean, and standard deviation. Results: The opinions regarding knowledge, belief and rights to used emergency contraceptive pills of adolescents comprised 3 domains 1) Opinions regarding Knowledge: The adolescents agreed that they should have knowledge (88%) and know how to use emergency contraceptive pills correctly (85.25%). They wanted to ask advice from their parents (80.50%), but thought that their parents had no knowledge (45.75%). 2) Belief: the adolescents agreed to use emergency contraceptive pills as normal (62%), but did not dare to buy for themselves (76.50%). They thought that easy access to emergency contraceptive pills caused adolescents to have more frequent unprotected sexual intercourse (71.75%). If the adolescents had knowledge, they would not dare to use emergency contraceptive pills frequently (71.25%). 3) Rights to used emergency contraceptive pills: adolescents agreed that adolescent girls should have the right to decide to use or not use the emergency contraceptive pill (77.50%), should have emergency contraceptive pills with them to prevent unwanted pregnancy (77.50%), and should receive emergency contraceptive pills to prevent pregnancy when having unwanted sexual intercourse (84.50%). Conclusion: These findings can be used by health care provider to appropriately manage the emergency contraceptive pills service for adolescents.

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Chachawet, W. ., Khoonphet, C. ., & Kala, S. . (2023). Opinions Regarding Knowledge, Belief and Rights to Used Emergency Contraceptive Pills among Adolescents in a District, the Lower Southern Part of Thailand. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 43(3), 1–11. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nur-psu/article/view/263633
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