Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-11-29
Received: 9 September 2019
Accepted: 19 November 2019
First Online: 29 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Prior to the data collection, ethical clearance was obtained from the Institutional Review Board of Dilla University, College of Health and Medical Science with reference number of (Ref. No: DU-4-8-208). Before the interview, written consent was obtained from all participants above the age of 16 years. For minor participants (less than 16 years of age), consent was obtained from the parents or guardians on the behalf of participants under the age of 16 years old after providing a brief explanation about the purpose and objectives of the study. Participants were also informed as there will not any risk as a result of their participation and the confidentiality of the collected information will be kept well. They were also informed that they have the right to refuse or withdraw their participation at any time they want, and no any harm could be imposed towards them due to their refusal. For participants under 16 years old, written informed consent was obtained from their parents or guardians in addition to assent obtained from girls themselves. During the data collection, personal identifiers such as name and phone numbers of the participants were not recorded to keep confidentiality rather numbers were assigned for coding purpose. The collected information were coded and kept confidential.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.