Table 2

Awareness and utilization of street women towards modern contraceptive methods, Northwest Ethiopia (n=204)
Variable Number (%)
Births can be controlled
Yes 179 (87.7)
No 25 (12.3)
Methods mentioned for birth control *
Modern contraceptives 163 (79.9)
Condom 43 (21.1)
Safe period 13 (6.9)
Has information about modern contraceptives
Yes 190 (93.1)
No 14 (6.9)
Source of information about modern contraceptives*
Radio and TV 89 (43.7)
Health facility/Education 77 (37.7)
Neighbors 71 (34.8)
Friends/Relatives 67 (32.8)
Voluntary clubs 21 (10.3)
Print materials 3 (1.5)
Modern contraceptives known by respondents*
Injectable 172 (84.3)
Pills 138 (67.6)
Norplant 67 (32.8)
Condom 59 (28.9)
Tubaligation 24 (11.8)
Other 6 (2.9)
Place to get modern contraceptives*
Health Centre/Clinic 178 (87.3)
Pharmacy 47 (23.3)
Other (Clubs, Volunteers) 5 (4.0)
Advantages of modern contraceptives mentioned*
Prevent unwanted pregnancy 134 (65.7)
Spacing births 110 (53.9)
Limit births 88 (43.1)
Induce abortion 30 (14.7)
Other 9 (4.4)
Ever use of modern contraceptives
Yes 96 (47.1)
No 108 (52.9)
Current modern contraceptive use
Yes 70 (34.3)
No 134 (65.7)
Contraceptives methods currently being used
Injectable 52 (74.3)
Pills 8 (11.4)
Norplant 5 (7.1)
Condom 3 (4.3)
Other (Tubaligation & IUCD) 2 (2.9)
Future plan to use modern contraceptives
Yes 62 (46.3)
No 72 (53.7)

*Total may be greater than 100% as there are multiple responses, IUCD Intrauterine Contraceptive Device.

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