ATTITUDES TOWARDS FEMALE CONDOM USAGE AMONG ADULT FEMALE IN IMO STATE UNIVERSITY, OWERRI, NIGERIA
Keywords:female condom, attitude, adult female, Imo State
The study was to determine the attitude of female condom among adults’ female in Imo State University, Owerri, using cross-sectional form of descriptive survey research design. 180 copies of questionnaire returned out of 200 copies were analyzed using descriptive statistic of frequency count, normative percentage and grand mean; as well as inferential statistics of chi-square (χ2). The level of significant was fixed at ≤0.05. Appropriate degrees of freedom were worked out. Result from the research shows that attitude towards FC shows that 77.8% of respondents responded yes in different variable as shown above while 22.2% respondents responded no, when subjected to chi-square analysis. The calculated χ2=2901.4 is greater than the tabulated 9.488, indicating that significant number of respondents had good attitude toward FC. Research has shown that the concept of female condom use among women is very poor but some of the respondent’s have taking positive measures to ensure they remain safe by ensuring the use of male condom even if they would not use female condom. The will power among women in FC use is weak, this could be cultural eliminated by the help of society and men especially. The psychosexual factors were female empowerment, more options for contraception and disease prevention, discomfort with vaginal insertion, and condom use norms. The interpersonal factors included: enhanced communication, relationship status, partner preferences, and partner objections.
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