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UNIVERSITY STUDENT MEN’S VIEWS, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOURS ABOUT FAMILY PLANNING AND EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION Nevin Hotun Sahin,Ph.D, Florence Nightingale.

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1 UNIVERSITY STUDENT MEN’S VIEWS, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOURS ABOUT FAMILY PLANNING AND EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION Nevin Hotun Sahin,Ph.D, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul, Turkey

2 Objective T o determine university student men’s views, attitudes and behaviours about family planning and emergency contraception.

3 Design & Methods 278 male university students from several universities (Bachelors prog) in Istanbul. 32-item self-administered questionnaire Descriptive and comparative analysis were made with SPSS (Client Version 11.9).

4 Demographic Characteristics The mean age of the students was  2.0 ( years) 96,6% of men were single 51,9% in the faculty of science 39% in social sciences, 8% in health sciences

5 Average age at their first sexual intercourse experiences

6 First Sexual Experiences 73% of the students (N=200) used a contraceptive method in their first sexual experiences. Of these students who used any method, 69,54% used condom. 13 of the students who didn’t use a contraceptive method had unwanted pregnancies with their partner (13/200).

7 First Sexual Experiences Students who used a contraceptive method at their first sexual experiences continue using a method significantly (X=54.127, p < ). Mothers of the students who used a contraceptive method at their first sexual experiences were significantly more educated (x=10,811; p<0.05).

8 The Main Sources of Knowledge About Contraceptive Methods

9 Students' Knowledge About Contraceptive Methods

10 the most well known (95,8%) commonly used (54,6%) appropriate (58,4%). significantly the most appropriated method in health sciences students ( χ 2 =4.794;p 0.029) Knowledge,views and attitudes of the students related with male condom

11 Attitudes to male methods

12 if hormone pills were produced for men they would not use them (72,5%) Reasons : “pills for men could be harmful (87,6%)” “difficult to use (59,3%)”. Attitudes to male pills

13 Students' Views About Shared Responsibility for Contraception

14 Emergency Contraception

15 Conclusions Students, who are mostly also sexually active men, don’t have enough knowledge about family planning and emergency contraception Young people in Turkey tend to engage in high- risk behaviors. Also, men’s attitudes toward contraceptive methods should be evaluated in different cultures.

16 Thanks your attention


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