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Table 2 Reasons influencing use of female condom (FC)

From: Perceived confidence to use female condoms among students in Tertiary Institutions of a Metropolitan City, Southwestern, Nigeria

  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly disagree
1. If given the female condom, I will be bold/confidence enough to use it before intercourse 57 (14.7%) 116 (29.9%) 77 (19.8%) 92 (23.7%) 46 (11.9%)
2. I don’t think I can persuade my partner to accept the use of the female condom because he may feel I think he has an STI/HIV 53 (13.7%) 83 (21.4%) 83 (21.4%) 105 (27.1%) 64 (16.5%)
3. I wouldn’t feel comfortable using female condom because my partner may think It’s because I suspect him of infidelity 63 (16.2%) 91 (23.5%) 72 (18.6%) 118 (30.4%) 44 (11.3%)
4. I wouldn’t feel comfortable using female condom because of fear that my partner may get furious or lose his temper 42 (10.8%) 106 (27.3%) 75 (19.3%) 109 (28.1%) 56 (14.4%)
5. I can stop to insert a female condom during the act 51 (13.1%) 71 (18.3%) 94 (24.2%) 116 (29.9%) 56 (14.4%)
6. I can suggest and initiate use of female condom to an unwilling partner 67 (17.3%) 108 (27.8%) 80 (20.6%) 70 (18.0%) 63 (16.2%)