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Table 5 Emergency contraceptive pill utilization among study participants

From: Pre-service knowledge, perception, and use of emergency contraception among future healthcare providers in northern Ghana

Variables Number Percent
Ever use emergency contraceptive pill
 Yes 49 25.65
 No 110 57.59
 Not sure/can’t remember 32 16.75
Reason for using EC (n = 49)
 Condom breakage or slippage 36 73.47
 Missed pill 11 22.45
 Forced sex 2 4.08
Source of used EC commodities (n = 49)
 Pharmacy/chemical shop 41 83.67
 Health facility/healthcare provider 5 10.20
 Friends 3 6.12
Did you experience any difficulty obtaining EC (n = 49)
 Yes 14 28.57
 No 35 71.43
Would you use EC to prevent unwanted pregnancy in the event of unprotected sex (n = 142)
 Yes 83 58.45
 No 59 41.55
Would you recommend EC to prevent pregnancy
 Yes 101 52.88
 No 46 24.08
 Not sure 44 23.04