Research Article
Volume 9 Issue 8 - 2020
Reproductive Health Needs and Service Utilization by Youths in Dilfana Kebele, Arbaminch Town, Gamo Gofa Zone, Ethiopia
Abiru Neme Negewo 1*, Tesfae Eticha2 and Hunde Doja2
1Institute of Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
2Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Abiru Neme Negewo, Institute of Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.
Received:March 20, 2020; Published: July 10, 2020


Background: Despite the growing health needs of adolescents due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors, health services in developing countries are not prepared to provide appropriate care due to inadequate awareness of adolescent health needs.

Objective: To assess reproductive health needs and service utilization of youths in Dilfana Kebele, Arbaminch town, Gamo Gofa Zone, Ethiopia, 2017.

Methods: A cross sectional, descriptive study was carried out on a conveniently sampled 342 youths of Dilfana Kebele. Data was collected using pre-tested structured and semi structured questionnaire by five trained diploma Nurses recruited from Arbaminch Health Center. The collected data was analysed by using SPSS and the test of for association was carried out using chi square test.

Result: Totally 342 youth who were targeted for the study included in the study. According to this study, Sexual and reproductive health needs and health service utilization of the respondent’s show that 51% were visited the health facility for sexual reproductive health service in the past one year. Marital status, sex and age were significantly associated with utilization of sexual and reproductive health services of youths (p 0.005).

Conclusion: There is high need of youth reproductive health services in the area and the SRH services provided by external organizations and projects should be integrated to the youth club and school clubs in the long run, for sustainability and ownership in the Dilfana kebele.

Keywords: Reproductive Health, Dilfana and Utilization


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Citation: Abiru Neme Negewo., et al. “Reproductive Health Needs and Service Utilization by Youths in Dilfana Kebele, Arbaminch Town, Gamo Gofa Zone, Ethiopia”. EC Gynaecology 9.8 (2020): 10-22.

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