Aim: The aim was to study the knowledge, attitude, perception and utilization of contraceptives amongst reproductive aged adults at the Ghent University Summer School, Belgium.
Methodology: A randomized descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out at the Ghent University Summer School, where there were two summer school programs; SRHR and Globalization faculties. Through simple balloting, the SRHR program was selected. Participants at the summer school came from different countries and continents around the world. Then randomized cluster sampling technique was then used to study all 60 participants under the SRHR program. Data on variables of interest were obtained using a validated data collection tool that was distributed on a google online platform. Analysis was done using google spread shit analyzer.
Results: 100% of participants had knowledge on contraceptives. 73.3% got theirs from health facilities or formal lectures, while 6.7%, 13.3% and 6.7% got theirs from social media, friends and family respectively. All respondents supported their sexual partners using any form of contraceptive they intended to use. 93.3% used contraceptives for pregnancy and STD preventions, while 6.7% used contraceptives for pregnancy prevention alone. The most readily available contraceptive were condoms (60%), while pills (40%) were the second most common.
Conclusion: There was good and positive knowledge, attitude, perception and utilization of modern contraceptives.