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Knowledge, use and perception of emergency contraceptive pills among undergraduate university students in Thailand.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Unwanted pregnancies and induced abortions are made among Thai youths. The aim of this studywas to examine the knowledge, use and perceptions of Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) among undergraduate university students in Bangkok, Thailand, and also investigatedifferences between genders concerning these issues. An empirical descriptive cross- sectional study was performed. A quantitative method was used and Dorothea Orem’s Nursing Theory of Self- care deficit was provided as the theoretical framework. A questionnaire was distributed to 210 students at a university outside Bangkok. The result shows that 84% of the male and 88.9% of the female students knew that the purpose of using ECPs is to avoid unwanted pregnancies. About 36% of the males and 36% of the females had the misconception that ECPs aborts fertilized ovum. Around 21% of the male and 13.7% of the female students had the experience of using ECPs.One common perception among the students was that ECPs are the best method to prevent from unwanted pregnancies, 14.7% of the males and 27.7% of the females perceived that. This study results indicate that more knowledge about ECPs are required for these students. 

Abstract [sv]

Även om det är olagligt med aborter i Thailand, förutom under vissa omständigheter, sker dessa. Oönskade graviditeter och inducerade aborter förekommer bland unga thailändare. Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka kunskap, användande och uppfattningar av akut p-piller bland universitetsstudenter i Bangkok, Thailand, och även undersöka skillnaderna mellan kön gällande dessa områden. En empirisk deskriptiv tvärsnittsstudie genomfördes och en kvantitativ metod användes. Dorotea Orems egenvårdteori användes som teoretiskt ramverk i studien. Ett frågeformulär delades ut till 210 studenter på ett universitet utanför Bangkok. Resultaten visade att majoriteten av studenterna visste att akut p-piller ska användas i syfte att undvika oönskade graviditeter, 84% av de manliga och 88.9% av de kvinnliga studenterna visste det. Ca 36% av männen och 36% av kvinnorna hade missuppfattningen att akut p-piller aborterar ett befruktat ägg. Ungefär 21% av de manliga och 13.7% av de kvinnliga studenterna sa att de hade erfarenhet av akut p-piller-användning. En vanlig uppfattning bland studenterna var att akut p-piller är den bästa metoden för att förebygga oönskade graviditeter, 14.7% av männen och 27.7% av kvinnorna hade den uppfattningen. Resultatet visar på att mer kunskap om akut p-piller behövs bland dessa studenter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 43 p.
Keyword [sv]
Akut p-piller, kunskap, uppfattningar, konsumtion, thailändska universitetsstudenter
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-174859OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-174859DiVA: diva2:529187
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Registered Nurse Programme
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2012-05-30 Created: 2012-05-29 Last updated: 2012-05-30Bibliographically approved

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