Journal of Pregnancy / 2020 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Magnitude of Induced Abortion and Associated Factors among Female Students of Hawassa University, Southern Region, Ethiopia, 2019

Table 3

Participants’ knowledge of a place and complication of abortion at Hawassa University, SNNPR, Ethiopia, April 2019.

CharacteristicsNumber%

Have you heard about emergency contraceptive drug?Yes40696.2
No92.1
Not sure71.7

Did you use emergency contraceptive following sex?Yes32677.3
No9622.7

Have you had abortion?Yes29068.7
No13231.3

Reasons for undertaking abortionBecause it affects my education9833.7
Because I cannot raise a child9633.1
To protect social stigma6522.4
Because I got pregnant due to sexual assault227.6
Others113.2

Did you know where abortion is performed legally?Yes26562.8
No15637.0
Am not sure10.2

Respondent place of performing abortionCommunity pharmacy7626.4
Health center10435.8
Private clinic10937.5
Traditional10.3

How long since undertaking of abortion?1 month7224.8
2 months11439.3
3 months9031.0
Do not know144.9

Did you face infection during abortion?Yes8730.0
No20370.0

Did you face bleeding during abortion?Yes155.1
No27594.9

Type of procedureMedication15653.8
Instrument13446.2

If your partner does not volunteer to use a condom, what would you do?Stop sexual intercourse22252.6
Try to convince them to use condom17741.9
Practice sexual intercourse without using condom235.5

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