Contraception is the set of methods used to temporarily and reversibly avoid pregnancy. The aim of the study was to contribute to the evaluation of knowledge about contraception among medical students.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional and descriptive study of two (2) months duration from March to April 2022 on knowledge and attitudes about contraception among medical students of N’Djamena faculty of human health sciences (NFHHS) the University of N'Djamena. Studies variables were epidemiological and on knowledge and practice about contraception. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 18.0, Word 2013 and Excel 2013.
Results: the prevalence of students who participated in the study was 44.84%. The average age was 26.5. Males represented a rate of 60%. Single people were the most represented with 73.2%. Birth spacing was the most known benefit with 94%. The main source of information was health workers with 34.6%. Condom was the most known contraceptive method with 47.4%. Students who used contraception represented 32%. The absence of side effects in the use of contraception was reported by 51.2%. Religion was reported as an obstacle to the expansion of contraceptive methods in 33.8%.
Conclusion: Contraception in the student environment is a well-known subject, however, certain factors such as religion constitute the brake on its use.