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Knowledge of Safe Abortion Care Services and Associated Factors Among Women of Reproductive Age Working at Non-Health Sector Public Institutions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Version 1 : Received: 8 February 2021 / Approved: 11 February 2021 / Online: 11 February 2021 (14:03:17 CET)

How to cite: Sendo, E.; Bulti, F.; Gela, D.; deressa, J.; Dinagde, N. Knowledge of Safe Abortion Care Services and Associated Factors Among Women of Reproductive Age Working at Non-Health Sector Public Institutions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Preprints 2021, 2021020287 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0287.v1). Sendo, E.; Bulti, F.; Gela, D.; deressa, J.; Dinagde, N. Knowledge of Safe Abortion Care Services and Associated Factors Among Women of Reproductive Age Working at Non-Health Sector Public Institutions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Preprints 2021, 2021020287 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0287.v1).

Abstract

Background: Health-related knowledge is among the essential factors to enable women to be aware of their rights to seek health services. However, little is known about knowledge of safe abortion care services among women of reproductive age in Ethiopia. The main purpose of the study was to assess knowledge of safe abortion care services and associated factors among women of reproductive age in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from April-June 2019 among 432 respondents. Bivariate statistics including correlation coefficients, student t-test, one-way analysis of variance, and linear regressions, and multiple linear regression analyses were used. A significant statistical test was determined at a 95% confidence interval and p-value <0.05. Results: About 65.5% had heard about safe abortion care services; media being the main source of information for 79.5%. The finding from an independent-sample t-test shows that the place where the respondents grew up (p< 0.006), history of past miscarriage, and previous information of abortion care service were significantly associated with the knowledge about safe abortion care services (p< 0.001). Conclusions: Women without prior health experiences and those with rural origin could be targeted for reproductive health information interventions including safe abortion care provision.

Keywords

Women; Knowledge; Non-health sector; Safe abortion; Addis Ababa; Ethiopia

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