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Tayebwa calls for dialogue on contraceptive use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has called for more discussions about the use of contraceptives as a means of stopping unwanted pregnancies. Tayebwa made this call while meeting a delegation of the All Party Parliamentary Group from the United Kingdom on Monday, 30 May 2022. The …

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Up to 15% of women in Uganda cannot access contraceptives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifteen percent of the women in Uganda can’t access contraceptives. In the survey which was conducted jointly by the Ministry of Health, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), and Makerere University School of Public Health, researchers say sexually active respondents were asked whether they intended …

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Contraceptive shortage hits Bundibugyo health centres

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a general stock out of contraceptives in health centres across Bundibugyo district. The most sought after contraceptives include Sayana press and Depo Provera injectable contraceptives which last for 13 weeks to prevent pregnancy. However, most of the facilities visited by Uganda Radio Network had …

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Luwero registers high uptake of contraceptives among teenagers

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Atleast 78,442 teenagers sought contraceptives in Luwero district in the financial year 2020/21. According to the Luwero District Health report for the financial year, atleast 6,536 teenagers between 10-19 years sought contraceptives per month on average. The report indicates the most sought contraceptives by teenagers …

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Population explosion worries Pallisa officials

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pallisa district authorities have raised a red flag over the rapid population growth there. According to information from the district, the population in Pallisa stands at over 400,000 from 270,000 people in 2014 District officials say the rapid population increase has pilled pressure on …

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Contraceptives dispensed haphazardly in Uganda – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has shown that 43% of health workers in facilities offering contraceptives are not qualified. Consequently, most women don’t even get to know why a method is picked for them, nor what disadvantages may arise from using it. The study was conducted between …

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More women seeking family planning services at Kasese HC III

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is an increase in the number of women seeking contraceptives in Kasese town. Joy Biira, a nursing officer at Kasese Municipal Health Center III, says they have registered an increase in the number of women seeking family planning services since the lockdown started. According …

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