Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy


Contraceptives Medication, Reproductive Health, Young Female Adults, Cavite


Despite having a population of 111,670,000 people in 2021, the Philippines continues to be plagued by unintended pregnancies, posing a major public health concern with Cavite ranking 16th in the Philippines with the highest contraceptive prevalence rate. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 18 to 29-years-old young female adults at the barangays of Burol Main, Paliparan I, San Agustin I, and Salitran IV of Dasmariñas City, Cavite through the use of non-probability purposive sampling technique. The data was gathered through combined online and physical mediums and analyzed through Kendall’s Tau-b using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) Statistics. Based on the 101 participants, results showed significant relationship between the following: the Knowledge and educational background (0.006); Attitude and age (0.001), educational background (<0.001), monthly income (0.001) and marital status (0.004) of the participants; Knowledge and type of contraceptive used (0.042); and Attitude relating to the availability of contraceptive medications (0.026) at 0.05 confidence level in the analysis. The study concluded regarding the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of young female adults when it comes to the use of contraceptive drugs are that regarding the socio-demographic status of the participants and their knowledge of the use of contraceptives, only the educational background has shown significance which implies the level of understanding they have of the usage of contraceptives. On the other hand, regarding the socio-demographic status of the participants to their attitude an characteristics include: age, educational background, monthly income, and marital status of the participants has shown significant influence on their attitude regarding its willingness and usage. Whilst, regarding the knowledge of participants and practices shown that the type of contraceptive shows a significant indication of knowledge on their chosen type of contraceptive, and lastly, contraceptive availability in the barangay acts as a significant variable for the attitude of participants.

First Advisor

Karen Jeanet R. Navarro