Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 639

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of the unmet needs of contraception among female undergraduate students in southern Nigeria

Esohe Olivia Ogboghodo
  • Esohe Olivia Ogboghodo
  • Department of Community Health, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, PMB 1154, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
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Obehi Hilda Okojie
  • Obehi Hilda Okojie
  • Department of Community Health, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, PMB 1154, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 06 September 2018
  •  Accepted: 29 October 2018
  •  Published: 30 November 2018


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