Female adolecents' knowledge of oral contraceptives
The purpose of the study was to determine whether female adolescents in West Dallas had knowledge of the correct use of oral contraceptives, and whether there was a difference in this knowledge between those who were taki~g birth control pills and those who were not. The participants were 42 adolescent females. Fourteen (33%) of the adolescent females were using birth control pills and 28 (67%) were not. The instrument used to collect data was the Knowledge of Oral Contraceptives, developed by the researcher, and administered in January 1993 to February 1993. The t-test was used to analyze the data. Results reve~led no significant difference in knowledge between the two groups.