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Table 5 Emergency contraceptive practice among female college students, Debre Tabor Town, northwest Ethiopia, October 2017

From: Assessment of emergency contraceptives utilization and associated factors among female college students at Debre Tabor town

Variables Frequency Percent
Ever used EC among those who had sex (n = 263)
 yes 74 28.1
 No 189 71.9
Ever used EC among unprotected sex (n = 111)
 Yes 37 33.3
 No 74 66.7
Methods used as EC (n = 37)
 OC pills 26 70.3
 IUCD 1 2.7
 Condom 7 18.9
 Withdrawal 2 5.4
 Calendar 1 2.7
Place obtained (n = 37)
 Pharmacy 11 29.7
 Government health institutions 3 8.1
 Private clinics 23 62.2
How many times used (n = 37)
 One dose 6 16.2
 Two and above 18 48.6
 I don’t remember 1 2.7
 As necessary 12 32.4
Time EC was used (n = 55)
 Within 72 h for pills 14 37.8
 Within 120 h for IUCD 12 32.4
 I used as I want 10 27.0
 I don’t remember 1 2.7
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