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Table 4 Awareness vs. Knowledge Assessment of Utility of IUDsas

From: Knowledge and attitudes towards contraceptives among adolescents and young adults

  Have you heard of the intrauterine device (IUD)? P Value
Yes
(n = 86)
No
(n = 40)
The copper IUD is inserted into the uterus.
 True 51 (59.3) 6 (15.0) < 0.001
 False 3 (3.5) 0 (0)  
 I don’t know. 32 (37.2) 34 (85.0)  
Insertion of the copper IUD can cause cramping.
 True 35 (41.2) 3 (7.5) < 0.001
 False 4 (4.7) 1 (2.5)  
 I don’t know. 46 (54.1) 36 (90.0)  
The copper IUD prevents pregnancy when used appropriately.
 True 62 (72.9) 6 (15.0) < 0.001
 False 2 (2.4) 2 (5.0)  
 I don’t know. 21 (24.7) 32 (80.0)  
The copper IUD does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
 True 52 (61.2) 5 (12.5) < 0.001
 False 5 (5.9) 2 (5.0)  
 I don’t know. 28 (32.9) 33 (82.5)  
Irregular Bleeding is a side effect of the copper IUD
 True 37 (44.1) 3 (7.5) < 0.001
 False 2 (2.4) 2 (5.0)  
 I don’t know. 45 (53.5) 35 (87.5)  
The copper IUD can be used as a method of EC.
 True 12 (14.1) 4 (10.0) < 0.001
 False 35 (41.2) 2 (5.0)  
 I don’t know. 38 (44.7) 34 (85.0)  
You can use the copper IUD even if you’ve never had a baby.
 True 50 (59.5) 3 (7.5) < 0.001
 False 3 (3.6) 1 (2.5)  
 I don’t know. 31 (36.9) 36 (90.0)  
The copper IUD does not require daily reminders.
 True 52 (61.2) 5 (12.5) < 0.001
 False 4 (4.7) 0 (0)  
 I don’t know. 29 (34.1) 35 (87.5)  
  1. aThe results reported are frequency counts with percentages in parenthesis