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Nivedita K.,Sree Manakulavinayagar Medical College Hospital | Fatima Shanthini N.,Sree Manakulavinayagar Medical College Hospital
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2014

Introduction: Emergency Contraception is a grossly underutilized option of prevention of pregnancy. It is a safe and effective method which can prevent unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and unwanted childbirth. Knowledge and attitude of Nursing personnel who are both service providers and health educators to the community can influence the contraceptive behavior of the people exposed to them. A few studies done in our country indicate that their awareness regarding Emergency Contraception is low.Aim: To explore the knowledge, attitude and practice of Emergency Contraception amongst Nursing Personnel in a medical college hospital.Materials and Methods: In this study, 185 nursing personnel participated. A predesigned, pretested questionnaire was used to collect their responses regarding knowledge, attitude and practice of Emergency Contraception. Descriptive analysis of data was done.Results: Out of the total, 52.43% of the participants had good knowledge regarding the general information of Emergency Contraception, 51.35% had positive attitude towards Emergency Contraception, 47.56% had expressed willingness to use Emergency Contraception if indicated whereas only 22.7% had ever used Emergency Contraception. 72.97% had expressed willingness to attend awareness programmes on Emergency Contraception.Conclusion: Even though knowledge and attitude towards EC among the participants was marginally good they had many misconceptions regarding specific aspects like mode of action, indications and timing of administration. More awareness programmes would definitely clear their misconceptions and apprehensions and encourage Nursing Personnel to personally use and promote Emergency Contraception to others. © 2014, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All Rights Reserved. Source


Nivedita K.,Sree Manakulavinayagar Medical College Hospital | Sowmya,Sree Manakulavinayagar Medical College Hospital | Shanthini F.,Sree Manakulavinayagar Medical College Hospital
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2013

Spindle cell epithelioma is a very rare benign tumour of the vagina, which contains epithelial and mesenchymal components and co-expresses the markers for both. It has its origin in the epithelial cells of the remnants of the vestibular gland. The presence of glandular structures and the pattern of immunostaining, help in the differentiation of these tumours from the other common vaginal tumours. Source

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