Family planning clinics for university students play a valuable role in promoting health.
This research project, a pilot study among women students who sought family planning services through a Costa Rican university clinic, introduced student evaluation of the family planning clinic, documented services provided in family planning visits, and identified issues for further study.
Aged 18-33 years, the 53 respondents (a convenient sample) who completed a self- administered questionnaire were mostly (64%) single; all were sexually active; and 78% wished to have children (or more children) some day.
Though all were sexually active at the time of their visit, only 62% were currently using contraception, and fewer than half of these were using effective methods.
Nearly all students (96%) reported they learned new information during their appointment, and many received screening tests and examinations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Centre santé, Etudiant, Costa Rica, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Contrôle naissance, Satisfaction, Femelle, Université, Perception sociale, Prévention, Promotion santé, Gestation, Politique sanitaire, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health center, Student, Costa Rica, Central America, America, Birth control, Satisfaction, Female, University, Social perception, Prevention, Pregnancy, Health policy, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0571585
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.