Funding for this research was provided by:
College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar
Received: 4 May 2018
Accepted: 30 July 2019
First Online: 29 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from department of midwifery Ethical Review Committee under the delegation of IRB of University of Gondar (reference number: MIDW/10/263/09). Written consent was obtained from study participants prior to data collection. Study participants who were ≥ 18 years of age gave their written consent. Study participants who were < 18 years of age gave their written consent via their family members. Family members used to provide consent on the behalf of participants under the age of 18 were participants’ husbands and either of the participants’ parents. Priority was given for husbands and parents were considered in cases of either husbands’ absence or husbands’ minority age (under 18 years of age). We can confirm that the ethics committee had approved the use of attendants (husband or either of the parents) on the behalf of participants under the age of 18.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests