Knowledge of Correct Condom Use and Consistency of Use among High School Female Learners in Limbe Urban City, Cameroon
Keywords:Cameroon, Consistent condom use, HIV/AIDS, High school female learners, Knowledge of correct condom use, Limbe
The purpose of this study is to correlate knowledge of correct condom use and consistency of use among high school female learners in Limbe urban city of Cameroon. A cross-sectional research design was adopted, using a self-administered questionnaire to collect data from a representative sample of 210 female learners selected through disproportional, stratified, simple, random sampling technique from three participating high schools. Statistics were calculated using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 20 software program. Of the respondents, 56.2% reported being sexually active, of whom only 27.4% reported using condoms consistently. The respondents demonstrated low knowledge of correct condom use. There were significant associations between knowledge of correct condom use, and condom use at the 0.05 level, with the majority of the female learners who demonstrated lack of knowledge of correct condom use, not using condoms during sexual intercourse. These results point to a need for better education and instruction regarding how to use a condom.
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