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Contraceptive Knowledge and Contraceptive Attitudes among University Students in Korea


  • Department of Nursing, Semyung University, 65 Semyung-Ro, Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do, 27136, Korea, Republic of


Objectives: Sexual health is a very important public health matter for young people. The purpose of this study was to examine contraceptive knowledge and contraceptive attitudes among university students in Korea. Methods/Statistical analysis: As a cross-sectional study, a questionnaire survey was conducted in S university and an investigation carried out by a structured survey of 223 college students. Data was collected in July 1 to 15, 2015. SPSS program 19.0 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA) was used to analyze the data. Findings: The results are as follows: The mean of correct answers on contraceptive knowledge was 7.50 (SD=3.37) for 15 items. The mean score of contraceptive attitudes was 3.74 (SD=0.34) on a five-point scale. Contraceptive knowledge had a positive correlation with contraceptive attitudes (r=0.23, p=0.001). That is, as the subjects have better contraceptive knowledge, they also have positive contraceptive attitudes. Improvements/Applications: We advise that promotion of contraceptive-related knowledge be targeted towards university students. Contraceptive education should be sustained and reinforced among the university students in Korea.


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