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Table 3 Knowledge about and attitude towards sexual and reproductive health issues among study participants in Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Adolescent-parent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues and its factors among secondary and preparatory school students in Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia: institution based cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Ever had heard about adolescent and youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services (AYFSRHs) (n = 411)
 No 81 19.7
 Yes 330 80.3
Youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services mentioned by participants (n = 330)a
 HIV/AIDS counseling and testing 229 69.4
 Contraception and / or condom services 209 63.3
 Prevention of sexually transmitted infections 98 29.7
 Screening and treatment of STI 70 21.2
 Antenatal care for young pregnant persons 67 20.3
 Pregnancy test 58 17.6
 Other sexual and reproductive health issues 10 3.0
 I don’t remember 4 1.2
Perceived benefit adolescent- parent communication about sexual and reproductive health (n = 330)
 No 39 11.8.
 Yes 291 88.2
Ever had information about availability of AYFSRHs at any health facilities
 No 232 56.4
 Yes 179 43.6
Major information source (n = 179)a
 Peers 98 54.7
 Parent and /or guardian 53 29.6
 Teacher 10 5.6
 Mass media 19 10.6
Ever used AYFSRHs
 No 260 63.3
 Yes 151 36.7
AYFSRHs utilized by participants (n = 151)a
 HIV Counseling and testing 93 61.6
 Contraception and/ or condom 64 42.4
 Antenatal care services 10 6.6
 Treatment of STI 23 15.2
 Safe and /or post abortion care 6 4.0
 Pregnancy testing 7 4.6
Have you ever missed SRHS when visiting any AYFSRHs
 No 341 82.7
 Yes 70 17.0
Cited reasons for missing AYFSRHs (n = 70)a
 Inconvenient time of the service 19 27.1
 Long waiting time 16 22.9
 Lack money to purchase the service 14 20.0
 Feeling of shame 12 17.1
 Lack of privacy at the facility 15 21.4
 The service provider refused to give the service 13 18.6
 The service unit is closed at a health facility 15 21.4
  1. aIndicates multiple response