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Table 4 Attitude towards emergency contraception among female students, Mizan-Tepi University, south west Ethiopia, March, 2014 (n = 489)

From: Factors associated with utilization of emergency contraception among female students in Mizan-Tepi University, South West Ethiopia

Attitude assessment items Disagree Not sure Agree
No % No % No %
Provision of Emergency contraception after an episode of un-protected sex can prevent unwanted pregnancy 131 26.8 282 57.7 76 15.5
All females have the right to access emergency contraception 96 19.6 161 33.0 232 47.4
Emergency contraception promotes promiscuity 255 52.1 86 17.6 148 30.3
Emergency contraception may hurt the baby in case it does not work 72 14.7 164 33.6 253 51.7
Emergency contraception is one way of abortion 106 21.7 242 49.5 141 28.8
It is sinful act to use emergency contraception 84 17.2 273 55.9 132 26.9
Emergency contraception use may cause infertility in a woman 135 27.6 108 22.1 246 50.3
Emergency contraception will affect ongoing regular methods of contraception negatively 101 20.7 226 46.2 162 33.1
Attitude of EC (Summary index) No %
Favorable attitude 229 46.8
Unfavorable attitude 260 53.2