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  • ダイガクセイ ノ ヒニン オヨビ テイヨウリョウ ピル ニ カンスル イシキ
  • A Study on the Knowledge and Attitudes of Undergraduates toward the Contraception and the Low-dose Oral Contraceptive Pill

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This study was conducted to investigate knowledge of college undergraduates about the contraception and the oral contraceptive pill. The questionnaires were administered to the 314 female and 401 male college students of Akita city from October to November, 2001. The results were as follows: The number of Akita students who use the contraceptive method was lower compare to the national level. It was revealed that condoms are often used and some depend on ejaculation outside a vagina, a method which initiative is taken by males. The studennts who have experienced sexual intercourse hope to learn more about the contraception. About 40% of the students had knowledge of the Pill, and the 25% students of them were in favor of the contraceptive pill, giving its effectiveness as a reason while some students disagreed by pointing out its side effect. It was clarified that many students wish to learn about the low-dose oral contraceptive pill and they use the Internet or magazines as an information resource. All these results reflect that it is inportant to provide students with valid information in order to avoid unwanted pregrancy and the STD at the same time focusing on the 'personal-relations-viewpoint'.




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