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Table 2 Sexual and reproductive health characteristics of female students in Bahir Dar and Gondar Universities, Northwest Ethiopia, May 2011

From: Effect of emergency oral contraceptive use on condom utilization and sexual risk taking behaviours among university students, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Reproductive health characteristic Frequency Percent
Ever had sexual intercourse   
 Yes 104 16.7
 No 519 83.3
Age at first sexual intercourse   
 </= 17 16 15.4
 18-19 47 45.2
 >/= 20 41 39.4
Person with whom there was first sexual intercourse   
 Steady friend 45 43.3
 Casual friend 21 20.2
 Husband 23 22.1
 Other 15 14.4
Reason for sexual intercourse   
 Fall in love 56 54.4
 Had desire 11 10.7
 I got married 19 18.4
 Raped 8 7.8
 To get money and gifts 6 5.8
 Peer pressure and others 4 3.8
Number of persons student had sexual intercourse with   
 One 65 62.5
 Two 18 17.3
 Three 6 5.8
 Four or more 15 14.4
History of STI   
 Yes 40 38.5
 No 64 61.5
Unintended pregnancy   
 Yes 17 16.3
 No 87 83.7
History of abortion   
 Yes 16 15.4
 No 88 84.6
Number of Abortions   
 One 10 62.5
 Two 6 37.5
Reasons for abortion   
 Fear of my family 4 25.1
 Continue my education 7 43.8
 It was unplanned 5 31.3
 Economic problem 1 6.3